New law gives Québec Lottery power to shut down competitors
Canada's major Internet service providers, a Quebec First Nations group and potentially the federal government are lining up against Quebec legislation that will lead to the blocking of gambling websites chosen by the government agency Loto-Qu bec.
Under Bill 74, the new law passed last month in Quebec's National Assembly, Loto-Qu bec can ask Vid otron, Bell Canada, Cogeco Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and other ISPs to block the sites of the agency's competitors or face fines of up to $10 ...
Jun 2, 2016, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
Quebec bill would force Internet firms to block access to online gambling sites
A little-publicized bill that is making its way through Quebec's legislative process has digital-law experts and others worried that the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened in the province.
Bill 74 includes a provision that seeks to force Internet service providers to block Quebecers' access to online gambling sites that aren't approved by the government.
The province's finance minister says the bill is necessary to protect the health and safety of Quebecers because ill ...
Apr 13, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
20 co-workers share largest Lotto Max jackpot ever
Claudine Forget said she feared the worst when her colleague began chatting with her online this past weekend by saying: Call me it's urgent.
He told me to sit down, said Forget, who works the night shift for hardware retailer Rona Inc. south of Montreal.
I told him to stop. I thought something had happened to his family. Then he said we won $55 million.
Forget and all but one of her co-winners graveyard shift workers who bought the Lotto Max ticket together collected their windfall ...
Jul 21, 2015, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
Canadian man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a Quebec man who tried to claim a $27 million jackpot based on a lottery ticket printed seven seconds after the cut-off time.
On Thursday, Canada's top court said it would not hear Joel Ifergan's lottery case. The SCC dismissed his request for an appeal with costs.
Ifergan purchased two lottery tickets for the May 23, 2008 Super 7 draw at 8:59 p.m., one minute ahead of the weekly draw deadline. His first ticket printed with the May 2 ...
Jan 30, 2015, 9:34 am - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery winner robbed, beaten
Should winners' information be published?
The daughter of a Canadian lottery winner said she believes her mother was robbed and beaten because information was published about the winner.
Diana Masciotra, the daughter of Evelyn Cassis of Kirkland, Quebec, asked Loto-Quebec, the Quebec lottery to stop publishing information about her mother after Cassis was attacked in her home following her $52,000 lottery win, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.
Two men wearing masks and ...
Oct 16, 2010, 8:17 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late
Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall.
Mr. Ifergan bought a lottery ticket one night at 8:59 p.m., but Loto-Qu bec's computers processed and printed it only after the draw's deadline at 9 p.m.
It turned out to be a winning ticket but it popped out of the machine too late. Now, Mr. Ifergan is suing Quebec's behemoth lottery corporation for $13.5 million, saying that the machine's time lag cost him his shar ...
Oct 8, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News forum
2 tickets to split $45.1M Lotto 6/49 jackpot
A ticket sold in northern Ontario and one sold in Qu bec will split the $45.1 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot, tied for the second-largest draw in Canada.
Each winning ticket is worth $22,572,856, the provincial gambling agency, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLGC), said in a release Thursday.
The winning numbers were pulled Wednesday night. They are 10, 18, 22, 26, 34, 38 and bonus number 39.
There were 17 second prizes, worth $220,055 each. Ontario players won seven of those, OLGC sai ...
Aug 8, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Quebec Lottery winners' names to kept secret
As they daydreamed about winning the jackpot yesterday, some Loto-Quebec regulars were sure about one thing.
No names and definitely no picture of me in the paper, said Brigitte Serpa, a waitress at the Euro Deli on St. Laurent Blvd. who spends about $40 a month on Super 7 and 6/49 tickets.
Serpa, 34, said a new Loto-Quebec policy not to publicize any details about people who win more than $4 million suits her just fine.
The publicity restriction comes after an alleged extortion plot ...
Jul 24, 2007, 11:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Police foil alleged plot to kidnap lottery winners
Police in Montreal say they've foiled a bizarre extortion and murder plot apparently aimed at a couple who pocketed a $27 million lottery jackpot last month.
An 18-year-old Mexican citizen was arrested Monday afternoon in a Montreal neighbourhood and arraigned yesterday for conspiracy to abduct, conspiracy to commit murder and other charges.
Edwin Scarlotte Mata Lima, who arrived in Canada four months ago, is alleged to have planned the murder of Zenovij Pacholuk and Dolores Coffey, winner ...
Jun 20, 2007, 8:22 am - Lottery News forum
Newspaper apologizes for lottery results error
Editor's Note: The man should have gotten his lottery results from Lottery Post's Quebec Lottery Results page. Newspapers often post erroneous results, and mistakes and apologies cannot be re-printed until the next day.
A Quebec man recently threatened to sue the Montreal Gazette after the paper's error made him think he'd won a huge lottery jackpot when he hadn't.
Today the paper ran a Note to Readers on A2 from its publisher, Alan Allnutt. He apologizes for the mistake which he ...
Aug 23, 2006, 2:27 pm - Lottery News forum