$5 Million lottery jackpot won by Canadian miltary women
A group of Canadian Forces women is getting a $5 million payout on Tuesday, but it isn't from the government.
The eight women, who are civilian staff members at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in eastern Ontario, bought the ticket that had the winning numbers for Friday's Super 7 lottery.
The jackpot divides to about $650,000 for each of them.
The women said they hope their win will spread some good cheer among people at the base and soldiers participating in the Afghan mission especial ...
Sep 12, 2006, 5:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery employee wins $8.5 million jackpot
Technical whiz, 50, becomes first Canadian lotto worker to win jackpot
Subjected to intense security check before being allowed to pick up prize
An Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. tech whiz known to his colleagues as Mr. BlackBerry has won an $8.5 million jackpot, the first Canadian lottery employee to take home the top prize.
And Stephen Cook, an operations analyst who has worked for the lottery corporation for the past 18 years, didn't hesitate during celebrations at a downtown hotel ...
Apr 8, 2006, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
$1M lottery win was no April Fool's joke
Gary Noonan thought it was a nasty April Fool's joke when the clerk at his local Mac's Milk told him he'd won $1 million in the April 1 Encore draw.
The 50-year-old Perth man had gone in to the shop April 2, as he has nearly every Sunday for the past few years, to have his ticket checked and to faithfully replay his Lotto 649 numbers and Encore. But unlike those other times, the lottery machine began to spew out loud music and tickets. A joke, or a free ticket, Mr. Noonan though.
Apr 6, 2006, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum
Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize
A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer.
In court papers filed at the Sudbury courthouse, Raymond Chamberland, claims he deserved to share in the Lotto 6/49 prize claimed by five fellow employees from the city's waste management department when they claimed the huge lottery jackpot last July 9.
The five employees made national headlines when they claimed $2.7 million ...
Mar 22, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
Elderly Canadian couple claim lottery jackpot
A beaming Brockville, Ontario, couple, who are both almost 90, have entered Canada's millionaire club after cashing in their Lotto/49 ticket from the Aug. 6 draw.Victor and Thelma Hayes were still in disbelief yesterday but all smiles as they collected their oversized cheque for $7.5 million.They have been married for 63 years and both turn 90 in a few weeks. We haven't fought yet, Mr. Hayes joked.He has been playing the same numbers for years and won a $1,000 prize once and other free draws. B ...
Aug 23, 2005, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Elderly man, claiming he was cheated of lottery prize, wins settlement
An elderly man who claims he was swindled out of a winning lottery ticket has won a court settlement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.But under the terms of the agreement, Bob Edmonds isn't allowed to discuss the details. Edmonds spent years fighting the lawsuit against the OLGC, alleging he was robbed of the $250,000 he won with an Encore ticket, validated at Coby Variety in July 2001.He had already settled a suit with Phyllis and Scott LaPlante - the prize claimants and owners of the C ...
Mar 18, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery trial sheds lights on OLGC miscues
An 81-year-old Canadian man, a cancer survivor, is suing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC), saying it refused to properly investigate a retailer who allegedly cheated him out of a $250,000 winning Encore ticket.Despite feeling cheated by the store owners, Robert Edmonds settled his civil suit against them in January. While he was originally asking for $250,000 the value of the winning ticket and $500,000 in punitive damages, Edmonds settled for $150,000 because he'd heard they ha ...
Mar 8, 2005, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Survey: Few lottery winners go wild
In the eight years since he won a $1-million lottery, Bill Clifford has enjoyed one aspect of being wealthy more than any other -- not having to shovel out his car on winter mornings. The Goderich man allowed himself few luxuries after winning a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He continued driving the same car he had for another five years.But he did buy a new home, something he had planned before the lottery win, a house with a garage that kept his car clear when it s ...
Feb 21, 2005, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery Machines Crash
Three-quarters of Ontario's 8,200 lottery machines weren't working Sunday night.It was the second time in five days the service has crashed.A spokesperson for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says it was not known what caused the system problems that started early Sunday, but the corporation was working to get them back up and running.On Wednesday morning all the lottery machines across Ontario crashed, but the lotteries played that night went ahead as planned.
Sep 20, 2004, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Courts freeze half of $30 million lottery winner's assets
After picking up his $30-million jackpot from the Super 7 lottery last month, Ray Sobeski enjoyed the kind of financial freedom that most Canadians can only dream of: He cancelled his credit cards, bought $28-million worth of GICs, put $640,000 in a cash account, bought a series of airline tickets and wrote substantial cheques to a few close friends.A lifelong car enthusiast, Mr. Sobeski now had the money to buy whatever model he chose. But on May 4, his financial affairs took an unexpected turn ...
May 24, 2004, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum