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Quebec Grocery Store Celebrating $60 Million Lottery Ticket Sale

Posted on 13 January 2017

The owners of a small grocery store in Quebec are the surprising beneficiaries of a man's record $60 million Lotto Max jackpot. The Marche Du Village in L'Ange Gardien, a town of 2,500 people, may not have won Friday's jackpot, but they did the next best thing: they sold it. As part of selling the winning lottery tickets, the store's owners receive one per cent of the ...

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$1M Calgary Lottery Winner Thought Ticket Was for $1,000 Prize

Posted on 13 January 2017

A Calgary man who thought he won $1,000 on a Lotto 6/49 ticket was shocked to find he was actually going to receive $1 million.Emmanuel Ayomanor bought the ticket at a Petro Canada location on Macleod Trail south and checked it while stopping for gas days later.“The clerk told me I won $1,000,” Ayomanor said. “I saw a lot more zeros than just $1,000. I counted all the zeros and could ...

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Albertans Claim lion's Share of Lotto Winnings

Posted on 13 January 2017

Statistically, your odds of winning the Lotto 6/49 is one in almost 14 million. But this year it seems those odds are weighted in favour of Albertans. This province can claim the most new millionaires from prairie ticket lotteries: 38 in Alberta compared to 11 in Manitoba and eight in Saskatchewan. Combined, the $1-million-plus prizes on games of chance like Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max to ...

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Canada Lottery Jackpot Won with Numbers from a Dream

Posted on 13 January 2017

A Canadian woman who has used the same lottery numbers for nearly 30 years has won the jackpot, winning a CA$5.3m ($3.9m; £3.2m) cash prize.Olga Beno from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, says she "dreamt up" the winning set of numbers in May 1989 and has regularly used them ever since.The win is a fillip for the cancer sufferer, who has had to sell her home to fund her treatment.She now pla ...

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming's Promised Jackpot Delayed

Posted on 13 January 2017

When Ontario Lottery and Gaming announced its grand plans for "modernizing" gambling in the province, it forecast its reforms would bring the government an extra $1.26 billion annually by 2017-18.  But with OLG's own figures showing its revenues falling far short of that, you have a better chance of winning Lotto 6/49 than the agency has of meeting that target. &n ...