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Retailers refusing to sell or redeem lottery tickets over COVID-19 contamination fears

Posted on 07 April 2020

With many lottery retailers taking necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures and temporarily closing ticket sales, it is becoming increasingly difficult for many to find tickets. As a result of the ongoing pandemic and social distancing, Kevin van Egdom, communications director with the Western Canada Lottery Corp., said they’re seeing a decline in sales. That is the case with T ...

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Lottery tickets harder to find due to COVID-19 contamination fears

Posted on 07 April 2020

With many lottery retailers taking necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures and temporarily closing ticket sales, it is becoming increasingly difficult for many to find tickets. As a result of the ongoing pandemic and social distancing, Kevin van Egdom, communications director with the Western Canada Lottery Corp., said they’re seeing a decline in sales. That is the case with Tues ...

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Lottery players struggling to buy or cash in tickets

Posted on 07 April 2020

EDMONTON -- With a $70 million jackpot up for grabs in this Tuesday's Lotto Max draw, some lottery players are finding it hard to buy tickets. "The majority of retailers are still open but we are seeing that several stores and some chains are deciding to suspend lottery for the moment," said Kevin van Egdom, communications director with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. Howe ...

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No winning ticket for Saturday night's $10-million Lotto 649 jackpot

Posted on 07 April 2020

TORONTO -- No winning ticket was sold for the $10-million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1-million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Apr. 8 will be approximately $12 million. ...

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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 ...