Mississauga Man Wins CA$17.6m in Lotto 6/49

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Its by now no secret that Lottery games are changing the lives of ordinary Canadians for the better. Aside from the massive financial help channelled towards local communities and no-profit organisations, players too, ...Read More

Pollard Banknote Acquires mkodo Limited

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2019

Some significant business deals have been inked lately, and its interesting to note that the latest of these relate to the Lotto industry; not unlike many of the other recent big-name deals. Breaking news is that Polla...Read More

Richmond Player Celebrates A Lotto Birthday

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Richmond Lottery player Marlon Coronado won’t be likely to forget his 36th birthday. The lucky man celebrated another year in the land of the living right ahead of the Lotto 6/49 draw that saw him win a fa...Read More

Scratch Cards Setting Guinness Book of World Records

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

If there’s one itch that demands to be scratched, it’s without a doubt the Lottery scratch off itch! Scratch Off tickets are very popular, mainly because of the fact that they are quite cheap and readily available ...Read More

Ontario Group Wins CA$1 Million Lotto 6/49 Prize

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Ontario has become known as the land of big Lotto wins. No surprises there either given the fact that Canadians have been literally pocketing millions each week playing popular Lottery games Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49. T...Read More

Bingo Dishes Out Big Wins In October

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

One would easily be forgiven for thinking of Lottery-style games like Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 when talking about massive October wins. But Bingo players, and specifically those living in and around Ontario, have had t...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

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

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

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

Why We Love Playing The Lottery

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2019

Granted, the probability of winning a Lottery jackpot prize is significantly smaller than most other games of chance but even so, when that big-win money does hit all the way home, it changes life as we know it in 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 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

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

Lottery Games Cause Cash Fever In Quebec

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Quebec has become a regular Lottery land of milk and honey. It’s been a absolute win-fest for locals thanks to top Lottery games Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MAX. Lotto MAX is way ahead of the global Lotto popularity pack thanks to the shee...Read More

Lotto Winner Convinced He’s “Seeing” Things

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Lottery winners often report a variety of sensations all rooted in absolute unbelief on first having discovered a major jackpot win. A recent Edmonton winner instantly doubted his own sanity after having discovered that he had won $15 mil...Read More

Lotto Winner Says He Won’t Stop Working

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

According to Filipino and Surry resident Vito Halasan, who now permanently lives in Canada and works as a janitor, he won’t be quitting his job anytime soon despite having won CAD$7 million in the Lotto 6/49. The Surrey resident&rsq...Read More

Kelowna Man’s $1 Million Quick Pick Win

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

Life’s pleasures are all around us, and more often than not, they are surprisingly small. But what brings us joy is a very personal matter and it’s not the same for everyone. Just ask Ross Kulak from Kelowna. A man of simple ...Read More

Sisters Split a $5m Lotto 6/49 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2019

Throughout their entire lives, a pair of sisters in New Brunswick have shared almost everything they own. Now, to continue that streak, Paulette and Lorraine Hache will be sharing an incredible $5 million lottery prize after hitting the j...Read More

Ontario Woman Wins $1m in Lotto Max Draw

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2019

It has been a very busy year for Canadian lotteries so far. There have been countless, massive multimillion-dollar jackpot wins to celebrate, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing as dozens of winning tickets have been announced b...Read More

Calgary Man Wins $16.3m in January 2nd Draw

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2019

A man from Calgary has seen his luck change overnight thanks to his winning a $16.3 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Most people in his position would immediately set about making some extravagant changes to their lives and their possessions, ...Read More

St. Catharines Truck Driver Wins $60,000

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2019

The golden rule to remember when playing the lottery is that absolutely anyone, anywhere stands a chance to win huge. It doesn’t matter where you are from, what you do for a living, or which lucky numbers you decided to pick on your...Read More

$1m Lotto Winner is Still Unnamed

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2019

According to lotto officials, someone on Prince Edward Island is just a few steps away from millionaire status. However, judging by the fact that they have not stepped forward to claim their win, it’s likely that they haven’t ...Read More

Ontario Pair Score $9.6m Lotto 6/49 Win

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

It was just under two weeks after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) revealed that the winning ticket for its November 3 had been sold in London that a thrilling announcement was made. It was then when the provincial opera...Read More

Lotto Wins that Smashed Previous Records

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Although it’s rare for someone to win the grand prize in any given lotto game, it does indeed happen. Of all the world’s largest-ever jackpots that smashed previous records and left our jaws agape, most of them belong to the U...Read More

The History of Lotteries in Canada

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2018

If there is one thing Canucks love, it is playing the Lottery. And there have been some huge winners in the past. Casting lots in one form or another has been part of society for thousands of years – there are even references to it ...Read More

Edmonton’s Latest Lotto Millionaire

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2018

Diana Becker, a resident of Edmonton, AB, has become the city’s most recent . A press release on Friday October 12 confirmed that she won $1 million in the September 8 edition of Lotto 6/49<...Read More

$1.75m Lotto Jackpot Claimed Just in Time

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

A man hailing from Montreal was cleaning out his closet looking for old clothes to donate, when he stumbled upon a lottery ticket that he had bought in December last year. It was tucked in to the pocket o...Read More

Canada’s Love Affair with Lottery Games

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Canada and its residents have long had a love affair with lotto games, dating back to the very first national lottery launch back in 1974. That first jackpot of $1 million was split among nine lucky ladies hailing from Quebec – but ...Read More

$6.1m Lotto Winner to Travel the Globe

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2018

There are millions of folks in Canada alone who would love nothing more than to pack a suitcase and jet across the globe for a few years, seeing some of history’s greatest landmarks, trying exotic foods, and having a generally fanta...Read More

Players Win Combined $5m in Lotto 649 Draw

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

Canadian lottery news has been packed with big winners of late, including some notable shared wins between and a . However, as revealed by the Canadian Press just days ago in a fresh report, yet another $5 million in winnings will soon b...Read More

Drop in Sales of Lotto Max and 6/49 Tickets for OLG

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2016

  OLG reports that, based on the figures in its annual report, there’s been a sharp drop in sales of Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49tickets. Additionally, there’s been a drop (albeit a smaller one) in sales of scratch-and-win t...Read More