Canada Lottery

Montreal Woman Thought She Won $55, Then Noticed More Zeros

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada

"I ran to my husband to see what's going on, to see if I'm crazy."

Shut Down B.C. Lottery's Annual Taxpayer-Funded Spending Binge

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The BC Lottery Corporation's big schmooze-and-booze conference should have taxpayers, who pick up the tab, singing the blues. BCLC lost $208,642 on its 2016 New Horizons in Responsible Gaming conference. The conference attracted only 85 paid registrants.

Canada's 'Polka King' Now A Lottery King, Too

CP | Madeline Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business

Walter Ostanek has won a million-dollar prize.

Provinces' Revenue At Risk As Millennials Reject Lotteries

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business

Millennials aren't big on lotteries, but government budgets are.

Somewhere In Quebec There's A Winning $50 Million Lotto Ticket

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada Business

Next month's jackpot will be a measly $12 million.

There's A $60-Million Lotto Max Ticket Somewhere In Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Business

Not Canada's largest jackpot ever, but close.

From Office Pools To Lotteries: Are Winnings Taxable?

Caroline Battista | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

The Super Bowl and the Oscars are just around the corner. Offices and organizations nationwide are going to be putting out the call to have colleagues, friends and family members make their picks. So, if you're curious about how the Canada Revenue Agency views the tax implications of prizes and winnings, here's a quick refresher.

Canadians Flock To $1-Billion Powerball Lottery

CBC | Posted 01.08.2017 | Canada Business

$700-million U.S. Powerball jackpot is nearly $1 billion Canadian.

OLG Lockout Is The Result Of A Decade Of Dysfunction

Larry Rousseau | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

OLG has locked workers out of four sites in the last four months of 2015 -- in Brantford, Sudbury, Woodbine/Toronto (all since ended) and most recently Rideau-Carleton/Ottawa. Management locked out 124 of its workers after they rejected what any reasonable observer would conclude was a very lousy offer.

Record $60 Million Jackpot

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Lotto-Max lottery will make history tonight by offering an estimated jackpot of $60 million for the first time. Ticket buyers could a...

The Accidental Millionaires: 7 Stories Of People Who Stumbled Into Their Lottery Wins

Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Living

A pipe dream is only impossible until it becomes reality. What would you do if you unexpectedly won the lottery? Maybe you'd get a fabulous new hairdo...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Lottery Players

Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Living

So, lottery players. What makes them tick? Are there any defining characteristics about them as a whole? What are they like if they win the jackpot? A...

Spare Change: 5 Lottery Winners Who Made A Difference With Their Money

Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

Let’s be honest; there’s enough bad news in the world today. So why not balance out all that negativity with some real-life, feel-good stories abo...

What Kind Of Lottery Winner Would You Be? (QUIZ)

Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living

So you’re dreaming about winning the lottery: What type of winner would you be? Are you going to swim in a pool of gold coins? Maybe a world tour is...

Someone's Holding Onto A $50-Million Lotto Ticket

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Someone who bought a lotto ticket in Langley, B.C. is very, very rich — if he or she figures it out. A winning Lotto Max ticket worth $50 million...

Responsible Wealth: 10 Ways You Can Use Your Lottery Winnings To Improve The World

Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living

Let’s say you hit the jackpot — we’re talking about the $50-million range here — what do you do next? Your first moves are predictable: settle...

Teen Mom Wins Massive Lottery Prize

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Business

Teen mom Kelsie Hodgin was looking to buy a house where she could raise her five-month-old daughter, but after winning $7 million in the Atlantic Lott...

Lottery Agencies: Hey, Young People! Buy More Lotto Tickets

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Provincial lottery agencies are facing a big problem — millennials aren't buying lottery tickets nearly as much as their parents do.The a...

$586-Million U.S. Lottery Open To Canadians

CBC | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

One of the largest lottery prizes in U.S. history is up for grabs on Tuesday, and Canadians are welcome to test their luck south of the border. The ...

B.C. Resident Wins BIG

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Peter Mueller may be retired, but he just made $20 million. The 68-year-old Revelstoke, B.C. resident won a Lotto 6/49 jackpot after his ticket mat...

Newsflash: The Lottery is Not a Career Plan

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

There was a lot of anxious hysteria in my neck of the woods recently. People were lining up in the hopes of hitting it big on the Powerball jackpot. People were pinning their next career move on winning. But why? And what does that say about your current job? Well, I am guessing you don't like it. But I have news for you... the lottery is not a valid career plan.

Ford Should Not Gamble His Future at the Casino

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

In a recent poll found that 32.5 per cent of Torontonians oppose building a waterfront casino. To Mayor Rob Ford, an enthusiastic supporter of the idea, this may be a warning as he looks ahead to his uncertain re-election campaign in just over two years.

Retired Teachers From Niagara Falls Win Millions In Lottery

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS — TORONTO - Baseball was partly responsible for Carmen and Loretta Demizio's big lottery win, so it's only fitting that one of th...