NCEL’s Play Smart To Educate Lottery Players

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

Whenever conversations around problem gambling behaviour are had, national games tend to be overlooked. And yet, these do classify as gambling games too. The North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) recently became the first Lottery in th...Read More

$CA70M Lotto Jackpot Won in Brampton

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

The news is out and its effectively crashed the OLG’s Lottery’s App as folks continue to feverishly check their tickets in their drones following the operator’s confirmation that the biggest Lotto MAX jackpot in the hist...Read More

Two Men Arrested For Attempted Lotto Fraud

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

Winning the Lottery is a stroke of luck not destined to befall everyone during their lifetime. People embrace a variety of good-luck superstitions and charms in an attempt to make those winning numbers drop and some have even claimed repe...Read More

The Different Lottery Types Explained

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

Lotteries have been popular games for hundreds of years, so the fact that different varieties have developed is unsurprising. The market is full, but most games fall into 1 of 5 main categories outlined, below. Read More

Game-Changing Lottery Innovations

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2019

Lottery games have been popular for hundreds of years; Keno slips dating all the way back to Han Dynasty have been found in China and the importance of the lottery for civil works in Europe dates back to Augustus Caesa...Read More

SG Secures 4-Year Ohio Lottery Contract

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

Scientific Games has announced itself to be the lucky beneficiary of a 4-year contract deal awarded to it by the Ohio Lottery Commission. The deal involves Scientific Games supplying to the National Lotto its full-hous...Read More

Loto-Quebec Under Fire Over Wages

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

Doug Ford isn’t the only power-that-be with a special interest in how our Lotto overlords are choosing to spend taxpayers’ money. Much of the same of what has been happening in the land of the OLG is also going dow...Read More

MUSL Settles With Eddie Tipton Lotto Victim

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Lottery-rigging fraudster Eddie Tipton’s 2011 stunt at “fixing” the Multistate Lottery Association’s (MUSL) Hot Lotto draw saw to it that a legitimate winner; one by the name of “Lucky” Larry Dawson; got to...Read More

Gold TV ISP Ruling May Mean iGaming Changes

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

A recent federal court ruling stipulating that local Canadian ISPs are to block all online traffic to and from Gold TV may mean significant implications for local and foreign online gaming providers. Gold TV has offici...Read More

Jamaican Lottery Scam Costs Woman Life Savings

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

Edna Schmeets, a 90-year-old woman living in North Dakota, has lost her entire life savings to a Jamaican lottery scam. In a compelling case for players to make sure that they purchase their lottery tickets from reputable land-based an...Read More

Loto-Quebec’s Latest Report Reveals Player Preferences

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Canadian operator Loto-Quebec has released its latest financial and revenue report. According to the first-half of 2019/2020 assessment, Quebec players are now more than ever before choosing to spend time and money on ...Read More

Exes Wage War Over Lotto Winnings

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

Winning the Lottery is supposed to be an outright joyous celebration. And the truth is, 99% of the time it is. Unless you’re Maurice Thibeault or Denise Robertson from Chatham. The former pair has been going at a leg...Read More

Three-Way Provincial Split For Lotto Draw

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

When a group of 5 Calgary Lottery enthusiasts pooled their financial resources and bought a ticket for the August 31 Lotto 6/49 draw, they certainly had their priorities straight and their ducks in a row as each of the...Read More

Quebec Lotto Winners Rolling In the Money

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Quebec Lotto players have really been living it up in Lotto 6/49 land, and this Thanksgiving had just a little bit extra to be grateful for, following the recently spate of big-money wins to have befallen the province...Read More

CGA Wins Motion To Intervene In ALC Appeal

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is exceptionally pleased with the country’s Supreme Court’s decision that the association will be allowed to intervene in the matter between the Atlantic Lottery Corporation In...Read More

More BC Residents Strike It Rich Lotto-Style

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a winning Lotto ticket for a double-guess. Just ask Langley resident Mark Denton. The lucky player recently discovered that he and wife Rosslyn were in fact CA$500,000 richer following a pa...Read More

EuroMillions Pays Out Largest Jackpot Ever

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2019

Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw started off just like any other. Many assumed that the roll-over jackpot would yet again do the same; having rolled over a total of 4 times in a row since it was last won on July 11....Read More

Lotto Winner Waits 10 Months Before Claiming

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

A Lotto 6/49 winner spent some 10 months checking and double checking her winning ticket before approaching Saskatchewan Lotteries in order to claim her CA$248,296.10 in jackpot prize money. One Duc Tran from Saskatche...Read More

Alberta Residents Celebrate Big Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

What a time to be alive and living in Alberta. Weekly Lotto draws are all the rage right now and Canadians are literally walking away with millions of dollars in their pockets every single week. Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MA...Read More

OLG Satisfied With Annual Performance

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2019

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) has released its latest financial standing and happily reports that not only has the past year been the makings of it meeting its corporate targets, but also exceeding...Read More

Calgary Player Confirmed $65M Lotto Winner

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

A very lucky Lottery enthusiast from Calgary has just entered the history books as having landed one of the largest jackpot wins ever secured on Canadian soil. The size of the jackpot is also a new record for the provi...Read More

Instant Games Are Warming Canadians’ Hearts

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2019

Instant win scratch card Lottery games are a thing. And its certainly not difficult to see why either, especially considering the massive wins regularly claimed by Canadian Lotto players. Themed instant win Lottery gam...Read More

WCLC Commissions New Native App From mkodo

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2019

The WCLC is getting in line with the times and this time round is thanks to the sterling expertise of a team of top app developers by the name of mkodo. The development team will for the benefit of the WCLC created a f...Read More

Creative CityPlace Resident Has A Lotto Plan

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2019

Torontonians are well known for their hospitable nature and a true sense of community. One Torontonian has dreamt up a rather genius plan for uniting his local CityPlace neighbourhood with the help of weekly Lottery dr...Read More

Lottery Luck Strikes Three Times In One Place

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

Loto-Quebec recently revealed the identity of another big winner, but this winner is a little more unusual than most. Jeannine L’Esperance Drolet has just bagged her third big lottery jackpot win. That’s right, it...Read More

Lotto MAX May Soon Reach CA$70 Million

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

It’s no use waiting around to be burgled by a charming burglar when looking for love. One actually has to leave the house. The same logic applies to winning the Lottery. You actually have to buy a ticket. And there r...Read More

Lotto Winner Claims Prize Despite Tech Mishap

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

When Jason Bernier recently decided to make use of a mobile app to buy and scratch away at an online instant-win Lottery ticket he discovered that he had won a tremendous windfall totalling CA$1,000 every week for the ...Read More

Quebec Couple Latest Lottery Millionaires

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2019

Raymond Poulin and Francine Tremblay are Quebec’s newest Lottery millionaires. The lucky Estrie couple and the lives of their family were forever changed when on September 14, they were lucky enough to bag the guaran...Read More

Lotto MAX Winner Acted On Gut Feeling

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Its quite prominent, and even to the point of being uncanny, how often big-jackpot Lottery winners refer to having had a “gut feeling” about a specific draw or set of numbers. Roblin resident Dianna Bahrey is espec...Read More

Lotto 6/49 And MAX Players Too Lucky For Words

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

A big Lotto or instant scratch card win can change a life. Even though it sometimes at first appears way too good to be true. Just ask William and Margaret Dumas, a couple from Thompson. The couple recently won a massi...Read More

Mattawa Man And Others Celebrate Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

A family from Ontario has had their lives changed for the better thanks to the recent September 11 Lotto 6/49 draw. Mattawa resident Robert Jupp has bagged the jackpot win of CA $5 million. Jupp wasted no time before h...Read More

BCLC Introduces New PlayPlanner Player Tool

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Many players realise the importance of keeping within their means when playing gambling games and making bets, but not unlike formulating a budget in general, it can be quite daunting a task when one isn’t in possess...Read More

MLB-Lotto Partnership Unveils Baseball Bucks

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Introducing Baseball Bucks. It’s the next best thing to just about anything and it’s the result of a partnership between the MLB and Lottery tech-company EquiLottery. The premise is simple and at the same time exci...Read More

Greg Moore Appointed BCLC Acting President

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2019

British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) board director Greg Moore will be the man occupying the hot seat in the organisation’s top management structure during the coming months. Moore has temporarily stepped down...Read More

Lottery Games Turn Canadians Into Winners

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2019

Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 have turned Canadians into a Lottery-crazed people. Its no surprise either, considering the incredible cash jackpots won every week. Both games feature regular weekly draws and each week the na...Read More

Lucky Bus Drivers Bag CA$1M Guaranteed Prize

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Surrey residents Arlana Morse and James McLauchlan spend a lot of time together. Both are bus drivers and derive great joy from the fact that they get to move their passengers around the city in a safe and effective wa...Read More

IGT Inks 7-Year Deals With Mississippi Lotto

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

IGT has inked a new 7-year supply deal with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. This is in addition to its existing similar-term contract. The latest deal involves the supply of mainly instant-win ticket systems, dist...Read More

Record Prize Awarded To BCLC Jackpot Seller

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

B.C. resident Verna Holmes owns the Seafair Smoke and Mixers smoke shop on No. 1 Richmond and has been serving the local retail market for going on all of 35 years. Which makes it all the more special and befitting tha...Read More

Loto-Quebec Lives Up To Budget Expectations

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2019

Loto-Quebec remains at the top of its game despite a slight decline in Lotto MAX ticket sales as result of fewer multi-million jackpots having been paid out over the course of the last 12 months. But despite the decline, the operator sti...Read More

CA$60M Winner Steps Forward After 10 Months

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

An Edmonton player who 10 months ago became one of the luckiest people alive after having won one of the biggest Lottery prizes in the history of Lotto MAX has finally come forward to lay claim to the prize money. A Lo...Read More

$5M BCLC Lotto Win Must Still Be Claimed

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

There appears to be no end to what Lottery games Lotto 6/49 and the equally popular Lotto MAX have to offer. And, says the BCLC, there is a brand new supposedly unsuspecting $5 million-strong millionaire roaming the st...Read More

Kid Reassures New Lotto Millionaire Mom

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2019

Children are often wise beyond their years. This certainly proved true for a couple from Saint-David-de-Falardeau. Pamela Fradette and Michael Lapointe recently cashed in on a superb CA$1 million Lottery jackpot prize,...Read More