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Canada to change Lotto 6/49
Canada's Lotto 6/49 is going for gold with bigger jackpots and better chances of winning. Starting May 30, the first major changes in the game's 22-year history will take effect. We're hoping these changes will provide added excitement, said Kathleen Polyak, spokeswoman for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.The game will still be based on the popular 6/49 format, but it will offer bigger jackpots more often, a new $5 prize category and better overall odds of winning a prize.But to enable b ...
May 20, 2004, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum

Ontario mulling lottery tax
Ontario's finance minister is opposed to a scheme to tax lottery and gambling winnings. Don't bet the family farm on a lottery tax, said Greg Sorbara. This is not something that is getting very much consideration wherever. Frankly, I wasn't very impressed with the results that we might gain from it. Gambling in Ontario nets the province $2 billion annually. All the winnings are tax-free, unlike in the United States, where some states tax gambling proceeds at rates of up to 18 per cent.The Ontar ...
Apr 29, 2004, 7:35 am - Lottery News forum

Super 7 lottery win both heartwarming and amazing
It may be the feel-good lottery win of all time: a single mom who can now help her kids, and a father of three who proved lottery lightning can strike twice.When Sharon Mentore grabbed her cheque for $10.5 million yesterday, the single mother of three couldn't restrain her joy.Smiling broadly, she began to dance and tell of her plans.She's told her father he no longer needs to report for his factory job: She's sending him on a trip to his native Guyana. I'm one of those people who likes helping ...
Apr 14, 2004, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner waited 50 weeks to pick up $30 million
A very cautious Southern Ontario man has won the largest jackpot in Canadian history.Raymond Sobeski waited almost an entire year before coming forward to claim his prize of $30 million because, he says, he didn't want to do anything rash. He won the staggering prize on the Super 7 draw on April 11, 2003. Now the ex-farmer and self-employed computer repairman, says he's ready to become a multimillionaire.When he was asked how he felt Sobeski - who will only say he's in his 40s - said, A litt ...
Apr 2, 2004, 5:05 am - Lottery News forum

College student wins $20 million Super 7 jackpot
Colin McDonald won't have to worry about a business assignment that was due this week, or the cost of books and rising tuition fees.He won last Friday's $20 million Super 7 jackpot, and intends to indulge his love of skiing and snowboarding instead of trying to get a job in the business world - at least for now.The 28-year-old Loyalist College student, who lives in Belleville, had the sole winning ticket for the Jan. 16 Super 7 draw. He was in Toronto today to claim his winnings.McDonald is taki ...
Jan 20, 2004, 6:24 am - Lottery News forum

$10M jackpot winner's luck runs out
A multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot winner had a reversal of fortune yesterday when he was sent to jail for his part in a high-speed police chase.Gerald Muswagon, 40, was convicted of dangerous driving yesterday for reaching speeds of 180 kmh while fleeing from police on residential streets in October 2000.A single father of two, Muswagon had hoped to be handed a conditional sentence that would have allowed him to continue looking after his children.His lawyer, Tim Valgardson, even invited sen ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:30 am - Lottery News forum

Check your tickets: $30M still unclaimed
Take this $30 million, please.The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has $30.5 million to give away, but nobody is coming forward to take the prize. The jackpot from the April 11 Super 7 draw is still unclaimed after almost six months.It's the largest jackpot on the corporation's books ever to go without being claimed.The winner has up to a year to claim the $30-million prize.If it is not claimed, the money goes back into the general lottery pot for future draws, she said.Lottery officials said th ...
Sep 29, 2003, 3:29 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winners sue financial adviser
A Vaughan, Ontario, couple who won over $19 million in a lottery are suing a lawyer-businessman for $7.75 million, alleging his investments squandered almost $5 million of their money.Vito and Sabrina Palmieri won the Lotto Super 7 in February 2001, and retained Toronto lawyer Dev Misir to look after their legal rights and financial interests, according to their statement of claim.The Palmieris claim that Misir invested their money in financially troubled companies in which he had financial int ...
Sep 24, 2003, 3:57 am - Lottery News forum

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