By The Canadian Press - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 0 Comments
CALGARY – An Albertan who won a $15.8-million share in a record Canadian lottery…
CALGARY – An Albertan who won a $15.8-million share in a record Canadian lottery prize has his wife to thank for making him buy the ticket.
Chad Klepaychuk from the Calgary bedroom community of Okotoks (OH’-kah-TOHKS) says he had at first planned to buy a ticket for the Lotto 6-49 on April 13.
He changed his mind while driving to his brother’s house just hours before the draw.
But his wife urged him to make the effort, so he stopped at a convenience store and purchased five quick picks.
Turns out Klepaychuk had one of four winning tickets to the $64.4-million jackpot.
The other three winners were in British Columbia.
By The Canadian Press - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:21 AM - 0 Comments
TORONTO – There are four winning tickets for the record $63.4-million jackpot in Saturday…
TORONTO – There are four winning tickets for the record $63.4-million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw.
Three of the tickets were purchased in British Columbia, and the fourth in Alberta.
Each is worth almost $15.9-million.
The previous record 6-49 jackpot of $54.3 million, won in an October 2005 draw by a group of 17 oil and gas workers in Camrose, Alta.
By The Canadian Press - Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM - 0 Comments
TORONTO – A Toronto woman thought she had won a tidy $40,000 in the…
TORONTO – A Toronto woman thought she had won a tidy $40,000 in the April 5 Lotto Max draw, but when she got back home from the store her daughter checked on the Internet and told her it was really $40 million.
Maria Carreiro says she ran down the street “like a crazy woman” and checked the ticket at her local store again.
Sure enough, all those zeros meant the 51-year-old grandmother indeed had won $40 million.
Carreiro ran back home and said she needed a glass of water.
She and her daughter were still jumping up and down with excitement as they picked up her cheque today at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming office in Toronto.
She says that among other things, after 30 years of marriage she is finally going on her dream Hawaiian honeymoon.
By The Canadian Press - Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 3:06 PM - 0 Comments
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A pharmacist and his wife from Placentia, N.L., are the…
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A pharmacist and his wife from Placentia, N.L., are the winners of a $30-million jackpot billed as the largest in the province’s history.
The win for Gordon and Betty Collins is also the biggest Lotto Max prize ever in Atlantic Canada.
Gordon Collins bought the ticket at the drug store in Placentia where he was working part-time, the day of the Jan. 25 draw.
The 69-year-old Collins says he checked it on Jan. 31 during another shift, realized it was the big winner and went back to filling prescriptions.
Collins says he has no plans to work anymore after he and Betty visit family in Ontario and take a trip somewhere warm.
He says they will use their windfall to make many people happy, including their two grown sons.
Placentia Mayor Bill Hogan says the couple is well-known in the community as respected volunteers who are always ready to lend a hand.