Lucky Group Wins $100k In Encore Draw

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2022

A group of enthusiastic lottery players recently won big following their purchase of an Encore ticket from the and Gaming Corporation (OLG). The group of eight, who hail from the Greater Toronto Area, purch...Read More

Man Can’t Believe His Luck With Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2022

A Canadian man from Saskatchewan this week told the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) that he had checked his winning ticket eight times before he believed that he had won. Bradly Collins, a resident of Regina, won a cool $100,0...Read More

New Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Launching in September

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2022

In September 2022, Canadians will have the opportunity to play for not one, but two multi-million dollar prizes – every Wednesday and Saturday. The upcoming promotion will include the brand-new Gold Ba...Read More

Toronto Resident Wins CA$30 Million Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2022

What can be said about winning the Lotto Max jackpot that isn’t already obvious? Patrick Hale, resident of Toronto, doesn’t have to say much of anything. Especially not considering that he is now a staggering CA$30 million riche...Read More

Loto-Quebec Q3 Repost Indicates Recovery

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2022

Canadian gaming giant and Crown corporation Loto-Quebec recently released its latest financial figures. The good news is that the corporation appears close to fiscal recovery following the unprecedented effects of the worst of the global he...Read More

High 5 Games Join Forces With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2022

Loto-Quebec is clearly on a mission to expand its catalogue of content. The company announced that it has finalised a partnership with High 5 Games, thereby getting access to a ton of new products. This is, of course, good news for locals l...Read More

Two Manitoba Residents Now CA$1M Richer

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2022

Manitoba residents have been luckier than usual lately. At least, this pair has, having both managed to walk away with CA$1 million in their pockets. Jim Konowalchuk and Conrad Hykawy both managed to hit a million dollar lottery payout, a...Read More

Winnipeggers Strike It Big With BIG SPIN

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2022

When it comes to winning big the lottery can sometimes defy expectations. In this case a pair of Winnipeg residents went head to head with THE BIG SPIN lottery game, courtesy of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. Though, it seems as if...Read More

New Yorker Wins 2nd US$10 Million Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2022

The chances of winning a single lottery jackpot are very slim. So, what are the chances of winning two jackpots in three years? Probably so slim as to be virtually impossible. But be that as it may, this lucky New Yorker has done exactly th...Read More

$21 Million Jackpot Won By Ontario Resident

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2022

Sometimes the lottery wins handed out in Ontario defy belief. Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) recently declared that a local will have a staggering CA$21 million injected straight into their bank account. The cash comes courtesy of Lotto 6...Read More

Relax Gaming Formally Partners With LottoLand

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2022

Relax Gaming is a well-known development studio in the world of legalized iGaming, recognized for its impressive software contributions. However, it seems as if the company is taking things to the next level. It was revealed in an announcem...Read More

Loto-Quebec Exploring Crypto As An Option

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2022

With Crown corporation Loto-Quebec known to be constantly looking for new ways to improve the offerings and services brought to the people of the province, technology has been a huge focus point for the organisation. The Crown corp. this ...Read More

Big Lotto Max Winner Finally Comes Forward

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2022

It was announced in January that a winner had been found for a massive Lotto Max jackpot. But, against expectations, the winner was not coming forward. Who wouldn’t want their more than CA$22 million? It turns out that the winner, G...Read More

CA$36 Million Jackpot Waiting To Be Claimed

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2022

Imagine knowing that CA$36 million was waiting for you, only to have lost the key to get it. That may be the case with last month’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has reminded locals that an enorm...Read More

British Columbia Woman Wins CA$1 Million

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2022

What is the correct response for learning that you are an instant millionaire? No one knows for sure, but for this British Columbia woman the correct response was running out on her hair appointment. Unfortunately for her she ran out with h...Read More

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Partners With NFL

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2022

The National Football League (NFL) and Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) are now officially partners. This is big news for a number of reasons, not in the least due the fact that this is the first time an Ontario sportsbook has partnered w...Read More

New ALC Scratch And Win Promotional Concept

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2022

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has officially introduced a new Scratch and Win ticket concept. The concept is referred to as Retro Combo 3 In 1, and as the name suggests incorporates several fun retro ideas. Those interested can pic...Read More

Pollard Banknote’s Success With Texas Lotto

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2022

North American Lottery scratch-ticket leader Pollard Banknote requires no introduction. The Canada-based industry leader is constantly growing in prominence and acclaim, and recently celebrated the incredible success the Texas Lottery has h...Read More

Big CA$70M Lotto Max Winner Steps Forward

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2022

A father from Brampton has now come forward to claim the incredible prize money awarded in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Dec. 17, 2021, Lotto Max draw. 54-year-old Manoharan Ponnuthurai says he won the incredible CA$70 millio...Read More

Saskatoon Resident Hits Big Lotto Max Draw

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2022

January 7th’s Lotto Max Jackpot prize was the result of several weeks of roll-overs. Since nobody had managed to claim the prize money for quite some time, it had increased all the way to a life-changing CA$50,000,000. An...Read More

Toronto Family Wins $44M Lotto Max Jackpot

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2022

Incredible luck has befallen an ex-couple from the city of Toronto, Canada. The couple recently discovered that they had won a massive and life-changing $44,023,273.40 in the Lotto Max draw of July 20, 2021. The ex-couple, Elizabeth and ...Read More

Latest eInstant Lottery Feature Debuts In BC

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2021

Instant Win Gaming (IWG) is breaking new ground yet again. The developer is known for being an industry leader as far as lottery games are concerned, providing over 250 games to numerous companies around the world. The company is also kno...Read More

Huge Lotto Max Jackpot Climbs Ever Higher

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2021

The Lotto Max jackpot has once again failed to find an owner. This is bad news for those that were hoping to be winners, but very good news for those that are still hoping to win. Of course, since the jackpot went unclaimed, it has again ...Read More

Pollard Banknote To Develop New Lottery App

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2021

Development studio Pollard Banknote, based in Manitoba, is set to create a new Minnesota Lottery app. The company made the announcement recently, having finally secured a Mobile Convenience App Development Services Contract with the entit...Read More

Saskatoon Residents Are Lottery Lucky

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2021

Everyone loves the national lottery, of that there is no question. But most also have a healthy respect of what their chances are for hitting it big. Which is to say; the chances aren’t especially good. At least they aren’t es...Read More

Quebec Resident Wins Massive $50 Million Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2021

Canadians have watched as the Lotto Max lottery jackpot has rolled over week after week. The amount has, of course, grown along the way, finally reaching the staggering sum of CA$50 million. It was only a matter of time before someone fin...Read More

New Lotteries Act May Hurt Gambling Addicts

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2021

New legislation for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is on the horizon, referred to as the Lotteries Act. It is currently on route to the House of Assembly, ready for a third reading, meaning that it could be implemented soon. Bu...Read More

OLG Reveals Q2 Payments To Municipalities

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2021

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has been an ongoing beacon of financial support for the local municipalities of Ontario. Even despite intermittent closures and capacity limits, the Crown corporation has kept up its side o...Read More

Another Lotto 6/49 Player Wins CA$10 Million

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2021

Another week and another lottery millionaire. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) announced that yet another local is to be handed multi-millions, courtesy of the popular Lotto 6/49 draw. In this case the ticket holder will be...Read More

OLG In Hot Water After Audit Results Revealed

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2021

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) was subjected to a federal audit, with the final phase having been completed in December 2020. But the results of that audit have only recently been published, and the findings are less tha...Read More

Lottery Scratch Ticket Pays Out Over CA$600k

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have reported yet another major lottery winner. In this case it was in the Set for Life scratch card department that the win occurred, with the winners due to be paid out an impressive CA$67...Read More

ALC Now On Track For Ground-Breaking Year

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2021

It has been a difficult time for most, with the world health crisis causing dire financial hardships. But, despite these difficulties it is turning out to be a bumper year for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC.) The company, which spe...Read More

Ontario’s Latest Lottery Millionaire Revealed

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2021

There are a number of lotteries that Ontarian residents can choose from, including Ontario 49. Ontario 49 is considered a localized alternative to Lotto 6/49, not paying out as much per draw, but available on a daily basis. In the latest ...Read More

Lottery Millionaires Yet To Claim Jackpot Win

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2021

Another week has passed and as such the national lotteries have again held their draws. It isn’t uncommon for no big winners to be declared, but in this case a pair of lucky Canadians managed to strike it lucky. The British Columbia...Read More

CA$20 Lotto Max Jackpot Keeps On Growing

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

The Lotto Max jackpot just keeps on growing, heading into the stratosphere. Since it was not claimed the amount has rolled over, meaning that it will now be exceeding the already impressive CA$20 million. How large it will get remains to ...Read More

Lucky Canadian Wins Second Big Lottery Prize

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2021

Many say that it is extremely unlikely to win in a lottery game, and this is indeed true to a certain extent. Some Canadians, however, manage to win not just once when playing the lottery, but twice. This is the case with 76-year-old Leo ...Read More

British Columbia Millionaire To Go Public

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2021

There is little as life changing as suddenly realising that you are $70 million richer. It is the sort of money that can buy almost anything, including and beyond an entirely new life. But, on the other hand, what if that millionaire had ...Read More

$21 Million Lottery Ticket Scheme Bust

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2021

The United States District Court in Massachusetts has revealed that a lottery ticket scheme, which ran for over 8 years, has finally been brought down. Ali Jaafar and his sons, Mohamed and Yousef, are being charge with 12 counts of tax ev...Read More

BC Mom Lands CA$1m Maxmillion Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

For one lucky British Colombian mother, finances have certainly taken a turn for the better. It was announced by the British Colombia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) that Eiko Yamase managed to grab a Maxmillion CA$1 million prize, making her ...Read More

WCLC Announces CA$15 Million Lotto Max Winner

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2021

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has announced another lucky winner, this time in regard to the legendary Lotto Max. The March 26th draw came up with the name Andrew Weninger, who, for some time, did not even know ...Read More

IGT Rolls Out Powerbucks In Ontario

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

International Game Technology (better known as IGT) is making massive progress in leaps and bounds in the world of online slots games. The latest news is particularly exciting, as IGT has just rolled out its smash-hit Powerbucks wide area...Read More

Lotto MAX Pays Out Big – Again

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

It certainly seems as if the lucky Brampton player who recently won the colossal CA$70 million jackpot has opened the floodgates for others to rake in their own slice of the Lottery pie. It happened ahead of the January 17th d...Read More

Lighthouse Keeper Lotto Winner Ready for Bright Future

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Ivan Dubinsky, a lighthouse keeper who works near Port Hardy in British Columbia, has just claimed a $1 million nest egg in the nationwide Lotto 6/49. The draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday, after 7:30 pm Pacific Time, and offers a...Read More

OLG Does Its Bit For Local Communities

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The OLG has been an on going boon of financial support to the communities hosting its various casinos and gaming venues across Ontario. Canadian casino legislation determines that all operators donate regular allocations to their individu...Read More

BCLC Offers GameSense For Free To North America

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Lining up a unified Lottery games community of partners with a shared commitment to player health. Such is the nature of the motivation behind the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s decision to permit all members of the North Am...Read More

National Lottery Hacker To Serve Prison Time

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

No crime is ultimately without a victim. And nobody should ever think that they’d end up just automatically getting away with it, even if the crime in question was committed online. So cautioned National Crime Agency (NCA) senior in...Read More

Lottoland Launches Its Very 1st Sports Book

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2020

Online Lottery betting giant Lottoland has confirmed having sealed a deal whereby the operator will for the first time ever be in a position to offer sports betting offerings to its customer base. Lottoland recently confirmed that as a di...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

Lotto 6/49 Winners Aim To Stay Down To Earth

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Big lottery wins are almost always life-changing events. As exciting as they are, they can also bring their fair share of challenges. Winners can have friends and relatives demand money, and can spend irresponsibly until their fortune ...Read More

BCLC Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has appointed Alan Kerr as the new Chief Financial Officer as well as the new Finance & Corporate Services Vice President. His official duties, which he’ll discharge from the BCLC head...Read More

What Type of Lottery Player are You?

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

As social beings, people are interested not only in what their fellow humans are doing, but in how and why they are doing it. Professional (and armchair) anthropologists study different behaviours and try to put reasons and numbers to ...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&helli...Read More

Crazy Lottery Spending Sprees

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

While choosing winning lottery numbers can be difficult, for many players this is actually the easy part. Deciding how to spend their payouts is where they run into issues. There are many stories of successful ticketholders who blow th...Read More

Amazing and inspiring Stories of Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

Buying a lottery ticket, carefully checking the numbers, celebrating your win and then claiming your prize is exciting enough. However, the stories of when the simple process has a few unexpected twists in it can make the payouts seem ...Read More

OLG Joins The Ranks Of Top Integrity Force

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) has become the 33rd global organisation and only the 2nd Canadian entity to have joined international Lottery and sports betting integrity watchdog GLMS (Global L...Read More

Making New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2019

New year’s resolutions: good or bad idea? This is a surprisingly contentious issue for people, especially near the end of the year. Almost everyone is familiar with that burning desire to start the new year off “be...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-house instant game ma...Read More

Spain’s Amazing Christmas Lotto

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

It’s the second oldest Lottery in the world; beat to the time post by the Netherlands’ De Lotto only; having survived a civil war and even an outbreak of global influenza that wiped out millions; and nothing says Christmas ...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 Pollard Banknote has o...Read More

Big Lotto Wins Hurting Ticket Sales

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

Playing Multistate Lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions is generally an activity enjoyed with a single goal in mind: to win the jackpot. Nobody in their right mind would enjoy playing the Lotto for the sake of playing and not...Read More

The Superstitions That Help Us Win The Lotto

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2019

You just gotta love superstitions. And especially the colourful, interesting and at times absolutely whacky ones perpetuated by Lottery players as their personal secrets to jackpot success. And its not only Lotto players who hold on to...Read More

How the OLG Gives Back

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2019

We love to play the Lotto and we love to play games. But how often do we actually think about where all of the money ends up going? Obviously, a large chunk of the money generated by Lotto ticket sales and other games end up going back...Read More

Quebec Player Nabs Millions In Lotto MAX

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2019

A very lucky Quebec resident will have no worry in the world this silly season following the Lotto MAX November 26 draw. CA$50 million gets you quite the Christmas party, after all! The lucky player matched all of the numbers generated...Read More

Lottoland Limited Creates Separate B2B Leg

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Leading online Lottery games provider Lottoland Limited has announced that it has officially rebranded its business-to-business division as a separate industry entity. Alot Solutions Limited will going forward be managed by its own tea...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 fantastic CA$1 ...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 officially been added t...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 at just a...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. The latter, especi...Read More

Canada’s Unclaimed Lottery Jackpots

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2019

It’s a strange and baffling notion indeed to think that a Lottery win would go unclaimed. Especially when that win runs into the millions. And yet, according to operators all over Europe and even the world, it happens more often ...Read More

2 More Lotto MAX Big Wins Announced In B.C.

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Lottery excitement is at an all time high in the provinces as Lotto MAX continues to do its thing. British Columbia is the focus at present as there are currently not one, but two, big draw jackpot prizes awaiting the claim. Lottery pr...Read More

Quebec Players Treated To Super Jackpot Wins

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Quebec players are treated to the very best that the casino games, Lottery and Poker world has to offer. Poker recently paid it forward to one of its loyal players when Fadi Seeman grabbed hold of a really lucky opport...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 casino gaming ent...Read More

Scientific Games & BCLC Ink Extended Deal

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2019

Scientific Games will be providing the BCLC with its range of tech products and support services for another 5 years, a recent press release confirmed. This thanks to the two parties having recently entered into an extended contract th...Read More

Michigan Grandfather Wins $80M Powerball

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

Michigan resident and grandfather of 21 Phillip Chippewa has always deemed himself to be rich with family, despite not having had all the world’s riches at his disposal. But now that the 54-year-old family man has won $80 million...Read More

Quebec Celebrates Two Massive Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2019

It hits when you least expect it to. Pure Lotto magic. Which is part of what makes Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 so exceptionally popular among Canadians. The world was out for days as to the unknown identity of Quebec’s latest Lotter...Read More

Player From Quebec Yet To Claim CA$32M Win

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

Milton player Subramaniam Jeyakumaran is literally rolling in the dough following the October 9 Lotto 6/49 draw that saw him bagging a hefty CA$25 million jackpot. But the lucky player displayed a financially responsible attitude by ta...Read More