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Only the January, 2016, jackpot of $1.56 billion was larger than this one.
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"I ran to my husband to see what's going on, to see if I'm crazy."
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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.
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Walter Ostanek has won a million-dollar prize.
Millennials aren't big on lotteries, but government budgets are.
Next month's jackpot will be a measly $12 million.
Not Canada's largest jackpot ever, but close.
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$21.4 million went unclaimed last year in Ontario alone.
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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.
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$700-million U.S. Powerball jackpot is nearly $1 billion Canadian.
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.
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TORONTO — There are two winning tickets for the $60-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. One was sold in Edmonton, and the other in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador. Each t...
TORONTO — It's the stuff dreams are made of — the biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian history is up for grabs tonight. The grand prize in the Lotto 6-49 draw will be an estimated $64-million, and Cana...
TORONTO — The Lotto-Max lottery will make history tonight by offering an estimated jackpot of $60 million for the first time. Ticket buyers could also win one of 25 Maxmillions prizes worth $1 million...
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, or maybe buy a fleet of cars for your family. Wo...
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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? And does it look anything like this? That’s true,...
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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 about lottery winners who made a difference? Here are fiv...
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 more your style? Or maybe this is the exact type of...
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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 was purchased in the city four months ago and has yet...
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 your debts, find a nice place to live and a nice ride, or...
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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 Lottery, she's going to build her own. Hodgin, a 19-ye...
MONCTON, N.B. - A New Brunswick family has won two lottery prizes worth $1 million each within the past five months.Atlantic Lottery says Denise Richard of Saint Phillippe, N.B., and her brother Roger...
WINNIPEG - Provincial lottery agencies are facing a big problem — millennials aren't buying lottery tickets nearly as much as their parents do.The agencies are banding together to try to develop a new...
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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 Mega Millions jackpot has been boosted to $586 mill...
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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 matched all six winning numbers in the Oct. 30 draw, acc...
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.
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.
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 the first things they plan to spend the money on is a...