Canadian man has selfless plans for $2 million Ontario 49 lottery prize
To this winner, nothing is more important than putting a smile on someone's face
By Kate Northrop
It's not uncommon for newly minted lottery winners to put their prize money toward home improvements, a home, or simply investing it, but one Canadian man just wants to put a smile on his loved one's faces.
Christopher Winterbottom, 37, took home $2 million (US$ 1.6 million) in the Oct. 6 drawing for the Ontario Lottery's Ontario 49 draw game. With that money, he wants to splurge on various ...
Oct 15, 2021, 11:55 am - Lottery News forum
Veteran who suffered brain injury wants to make world a better place with $65 million lottery win
Nearly homeless at one point, winner now wants to help others get back on their feet
By Kate Northrop
A veteran from the Canadian military who won a huge $65 million (US$51.6 million) Lotto Max jackpot was inspired by his past experiences to make the world better place with his newfound wealth.
Jansen Ng, 41, of East Gwillimbury, Ontario, won't let millions get to his head. Nearly homeless at one point in the past, the lottery winner wants to instill hope and positivity in the worl ...
Jul 16, 2021, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario man wins $70 million Lotto Max jackpot, checks ticket "a dozen" times
Great-grandparents will be able to fulfill their dreams after heartwarming win
By Kate Northrop
After scanning their Lotto Max ticket several times on the Ontario Lottery's app, two lucky grandparents made an extra trip to a retailer to verify the numbers on their Lotto Max ticket actually won them the $70 million (US$56 million) jackpot.
Marc Meilleur and his wife, Dorothy-Ann, are dedicated lottery players whose commitment finally paid off to the tune of $70 million on Feb. 26, 2021. ...
Mar 17, 2021, 11:39 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery announces new President and CEO
By Kate Northrop
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced the appointment of A. Duncan Hannay as their new President and CEO, whose term will begin Oct. 26, 2020.
Today's press release from OLG revealed that Hannay will soon take the reins as the head of the company. Although he will be entering the lottery and gaming industry for the first time, he will be bringing multiple strengths tailored by previous executive leadership roles as well as extensive experience and know ...
Oct 16, 2020, 1:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot
A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.
I'm overwhelmed, excited, happy and shocked but mostly, I feel very, very blessed, winner Adlin Lewis said in a statement.
The check, which is the biggest lottery prize in Canadian history, was presented to the 49-year-old credit risk manager at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Prize Centre in Toronto Monday.
Lewis said he scanned his ticket ...
Jan 16, 2020, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian lottery scammers fined $4.6 million
A father and his daughter were each fined $2.3 million for their roles in an insider lottery scam.
Jun-Chul Chung, 68, and his daughter, Kathleen Chung, 36, were handed the hefty fines last week by Justice Douglas Gray.
Chung was convicted of stealing a $12.5 million Super 7 ticket from a 2003 drawing, while his daughter falsely claimed the winnings and was convicted of possession of stolen property and defrauding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
Chung stole the free play tic ...
Feb 26, 2019, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian businessman named $33 million lottery winner
He was checking his lottery ticket before a Sunday drive up the Bruce Peninsula to look at cottages he and his family dreamed of buying.
It was a good time to check the ticket.
Jason Goreski, a 48-year-old father of two from Owen Sound, Ontario, won just shy of $33.4 million (US$25.2 million) in the Feb 2 Lotto 6/49 draw, Ontario's gaming operator announced Monday.
When I noticed I had matched four numbers in a row, I started to shake, he said in a news release from the Ontario Lottery ...
Feb 13, 2019, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery awards man half of $6.1M lottery prize with remainder in legal limbo
An Ontario man who parted ways with his live-in girlfriend after winning the lottery has been awarded half of the disputed $6.1 million Lotto 6/49 prize.
But the rest of the cash bonanza remains in legal limbo.
Maurice Thibeault arrived at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Toronto prize centre holding one of the two winning tickets in the Sept. 20 jackpot, worth $12.2 million.
But before the Chatham resident could collect the money, his former girlfriend Denise Robertson, 46, obtai ...
Dec 5, 2017, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery scraps privatization plan
The Canadian province of Ontario has scrapped plans to privatize its state-run lottery business.
In a statement issued on Friday, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) announced that it had cancelled its request for proposals (RFP) for private operators interested in taking over management of its lottery operations, which generated sales of C$3.8b (US$2.9b) in fiscal 2015-16.
Ontario's ruling Liberal government had issued the RFP in 2014, which generated bids from established gaming co ...
Sep 26, 2016, 8:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario woman claims record $64M Canadian lottery jackpot
A Mississauga, Ontario, woman has won what is being called the largest jackpot ever in the history of Canadian lottery.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says Zhe Wang held the single winning ticket for its $64 million jackpot.
According to the OLG, she has chosen not to share any details of the win or what she plans to do with the money.
The OLG says the ticket was from the Oct. 17 Lotto 6/49 draw and was bought at a Petro Canada in Mississauga. The winning numbers from that drawing ...
Mar 15, 2016, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum