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Loto-Québec sees revenue climb despite lottery decline

Posted on 14 November 2019

Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 1.53% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, despite seeing a decline within its draw-based games business. Total revenue for the 183 days to 30 September 2019 amounted to CAD$1.42bn (£847.8m/€980.2m/US$1.09bn), up from $1.39bn in the same period last year. Loto-Québec noted that the first half of ...

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Canada’s Biggest Lottery Losers

Posted on 14 November 2019

Every year there are huge sums of unclaimed lottery wins published in different parts of the world. For instance, Americans lose in the vicinity of $ 2 billion in unclaimed lottery prizes per annum. In the UK, close to £ 122.5 million in lottery winnings went unclaimed from 2017 to 2018. It’s surprising why people don’t come forth to claim the lottery prizes after all?! Amongst t ...

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Canada’s Unclaimed Lottery Jackpots

Posted on 14 November 2019

It’s a strange and baffling notion indeed to think that a Lottery win would go unclaimed. Especially when that win runs into the millions. And yet, according to operators all over Europe and even the world, it happens more often than what one may think. The reasons obviously vastly vary, but most of the time its nothing more sinister than people actually not bothering to check the wi ...

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Calgary Man Has The Most Chill Reaction To Winning Canada's Biggest Lotto Prize Ever

Posted on 14 November 2019

Every week, Canadians play the lottery in hopes of winning big. While it would be great to take home millions, we usually settle for a free play. Except for a lucky few, like this Canadian man who is living our wildest dream come true. This Calgary man won $65 million in Lotto Max and his reaction to his big win was surprisingly chill. All of us have thought about how we would react if we ...

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Quebec ticket claims Friday night’s $32M Lotto Max jackpot

Posted on 14 November 2019

TORONTO — This has been a lucrative weekend for someone in Quebec. A single ticket sold in the province claimed the $32 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. Ticket holders in British Columbia and Ontario had six of the seven winning numbers plus the bonus to claim $106,488 each while another from Alberta matched the last six digits in the Extra draw to win $100,000. The ...

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$20M Lotto Max ticket sold in remote B.C. region with 740 residents

Posted on 14 November 2019

VANCOUVER – The winning ticket from Tuesday night's $20 million Lotto Max draw was sold in a remote area of northern B.C. that has fewer than 800 residents. The B.C. Lottery Corporation confirmed the ticket was purchased somewhere in the Stikine region, an unincorporated area bordering Alaska and the Yukon. The Stikine region takes up a sizable part of the province, with a total a ...

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No winning ticket for Saturday night's $7 million Lotto 649 jackpot

Posted on 14 November 2019

TORONTO - No winning ticket was sold for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 30 will be approximately $9 million. ...

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Money-laundering inquiry gives B.C. Lottery CEO full standing

Posted on 14 November 2019

The B.C. Lottery Corp.’s president, Jim Lightbody, has been given full standing as a participant at a public inquiry into money laundering. But Fred Pinnock, who headed an illegal gambling investigation unit in B.C. that was shut down in 2009, was not given full standing in a commission ruling released Friday. A decision on another senior B.C. Lottery official, Brad Desmarais, vice-p ...

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$20M lottery ticket sold in B.C.'s sparsely populated Stikine region

Posted on 14 November 2019

Someone is getting ready to reap a $20-million windfall after buying a winning Lotto Max ticket somewhere in B.C.'s remote Stikine region. The ticket matched all seven numbers in Tuesday night's draw, according to a news release from the B.C. Lottery Corporation. According to the B.C. government, about 740 people live in the Stikine region, located in the far northwestern corner ...

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B.C. Lottery winners have lost more than $20M in expired prizes over last 10 years

Posted on 14 November 2019

When a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million was set to expire last January, the BCLC went on a media blitz in an attempt to warn the public that a potential millionaire was unknowingly passing up a lucrative windfall. The ticket had been purchased in the Victoria, B.C., area, and its expiration date — one full year from the day of the draw printed on the ticket — was imminent. ...