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

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

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

$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

Lotto MAX Jackpot Grows to CA$70 Million

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

The new year has barely gotten off to a proper start, and already Lotto MAX is popping from its own seams. The January 3 draw saw the big CA$70 million jackpot remain untouched and unclaimed, which means that the next ...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 o...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 ...Read More

BC Winners Disbelieving Of Lotto Luck

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

Two separate draws made for much disbelief recently in British Columbia and this is exactly how it tends to go when folks discover that they’ve actually won a life-changing sum of money by playing the Lotto. Kenneth ...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 happen...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 ...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

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 ext...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 wo...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 ...Read More

Player From Quebec Yet To Claim CA$32M Win

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

Source: ctvnews.ca 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...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALC Warns Players of Technical Glitch

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

A technical system glitch is causing a bit of excitement on the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) front. Lotto MAX winners residing in the Atlantic regions will have to wait just a little longer than usual in order to...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

Washington DC Says Yes To Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Washington DC is officially joining the sports betting party. Just days ago, the District of Columbia Lottery announced that sports enthusiasts would soon be able to legally wager on sports events and competitions. Acc...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

$60 Million Lotto MAX Winner Knew All Along

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for remaining cool-headed to the point of winning CA$60 million and then waiting 10 months before cashing in, and all in the spirit of wanting to mull things over so as to ensure a responsibl...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

IGT Expands Minnesota Lottery Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2019

IGT, thanks to an extended service agreement having been signed with the Minnesota State Lottery, will be providing its tech-services to the latter for a further period of 3 years. The casino and Lottery tech supplier ...Read More

Lottery Cottage Winners Dream Turns To Nightmare

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2019

It was in May of 2018 when a couple in Nova Scotia won the lotto prize of their dreams: a luxury cottage, which was won in the QEII Foundation lottery. However, since then the pair’s dream has turned into more of a n...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

Pennsylvania Lottery Posts Record Profits

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

The Pennsylvania Lottery has been having its cake and eating it too. And if the latest revenue report is anything to go buy, then the digital online marketplace is once again responsible for the bulk of the operator’s sterling succe...Read More

July 26 Lotto MAX CA$60M Win Not Yet Claimed

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

An unsuspecting millionaire may very well be wondering the streets of Richmond as we speak, according to information released by the BCLC following the release of the July 26th Lotto MAX draw results. A lucky player eligible fo...Read More

Lucky Couple Tell of Their CA$15M Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

When Lotto enthusiasts and business owners Kim and Michael Verkerk, regular Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 players from Sundre (Alberta), got back home on the day of their having purchased a ticket that would ultimately turn out to be worth CA$...Read More

Man Ordered To Share Lotto Jackpot With Ex

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

A recent Michigan court ruling involving the division of a couple’s joint estate; and one that also happened to include a US$38 million Jackpot Lottery ticket (after taxes and deductions); has yet again emphasised the importance of ...Read More

Lucky Player Stakes His $9.5 Lotto MAX Claim

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

Seeing is believing and yet, when it comes down to the moment of realisation that a massive jackpot has been won in the Lottery, just about everybody enters a state of disbelief and simply can’t fathom the message conveyed by their ...Read More

Court Rules Against Colorado Lotto Claim

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Boulder resident Amir Massihzadeh should thank his lucky stars for having been permitted to hold on the $568,990 that was received by him as a settlement portion of his initial $4.8 million Colorado Jackpot Lottery win, and has been advis...Read More

How Lotteries Offer An Alternative Support System

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2019

Lotteries all over the world have become experts at boosting their jackpots. During October of last year, to name but one of many examples, a woman from North Carolina won a heart-stopping $1.6 billion playing Mega Millions. Lotteries lik...Read More

BC Lottery Retailers In Hot Water Over ID Checks

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2019

British Columbia has strict age-related lottery and gambling restrictions in place, but retailers are coming under fire for not enforcing them. Since 2016, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation or BCLB has issued warnings to several of...Read More

Pennsylvania Casinos Call For iLottery Games Removal

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2019

Pennsylvania’s casinos want regulators to do away with what they have described as “slot-style” iLottery games offered by online Lottery operators. The casinos are of the opinion that the games are too close for comfort ...Read More

SG Plans To Expand Lottery In North America

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

If there’s any one reason behind Scientific Games Corporation’s success, it’s because it is a business that tends to really read its markets and customers for any tendencies or changes. And it’s for the very same r...Read More

Quebec AG Surprised By Loto-Quebec Salaries

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

Some of Quebec province’s most prominent Crown corporations may not be in the position to be offering the extravagant salaries that they have to up until this point to their top hands in leadership positions. In fact, the scope of t...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

Supreme Court To Rule On ALC Class Suit

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Musgrave Harbour resident Fred Small says his application to institute a class action lawsuit against the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) with regards to its Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) is more than a mere attempt to call a corporat...Read More

mkodo Confirms Associated WLA Membership

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Apps and digital user experience supplier mkodo is living proof that hard work and commitment towards the industry of one’s trade always pays off in the end. The company recently announced that it was proud to confirm its having bee...Read More

Lottery Winner Waits 2 Months To Claim

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

So surprised was Lotto Max winner Dwayne Williams by the news that he had won CA$55 million, that he had entered into a state of being completely dumbfounded. So dumbfounded in fact, that it took him all of two months to claim his winning...Read More

Lottery Winner Waits 2 Months To Claim

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2019

So surprised was Lotto Max winner Dwayne Williams by the news that he had won CA$55 million, that he had entered into a state of being completely dumbfounded. So dumbfounded in fact, that it took him all of two months to claim his winning...Read More

Loto-Quebec Class Action Denied Yet Again

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

A Lotto Max player’s claim that operator Loto-Quebec is in the habit of not disclosing the fact that players’ chances of actually winning the jackpot is actually exceptionally small, has yet again been dismissed by the Quebec ...Read More

WCLC Announces Bigger Better Lotto MAX

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Lotto MAX players want more Lotto and more jackpots and the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) is about to give them what they have asked for. Lotto MAX, one of most popular Lottery games in Canada, is undergoing a major revamp and...Read More

May 4 LottoMax Winner Yet To Claim CA$2M

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Winnipeg has an unsuspecting millionaire on the loose. According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC), a winning ticket to the tune of CA$2 million remains unclaimed, following a May 4 Lottery draw. The corporation has taken t...Read More

Lotto Max Player Continues To Deny Pool-Scam

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

The Surrey Lotto Max player who made news headlines a number of months back when he had supposedly scammed his co-workers out of a shared prize pool, is sticking to his story that his co-workers were in fact not entitled share in the proc...Read More

Loto-Quebec Class Action Denied Yet Again

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2019

Martha Karras, a disgruntled Lottery player from Montreal, has had her application to institute a class-action lawsuit against Lottery operator Loto-Quebec, turned down for a second time; this time around by Superior Court judge Pierre No...Read More

Zeal Posts Positive Outlook Despite Revenue Dip

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

Frankfurt-listed Lottery broker-operator Zeal Network has posted positive figures despite a massive drop in revenue income. The roughly €7 million year-on-year decline in revenue is something that wasn’t completely out of the b...Read More

Husband Unbelieving Of Wife’s Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Allan Coe, the husband of a Lottery winner from Creighton in Saskatchewan, was so surprised at having been informed by his son that his (Allan’s) wife had just won $1,000,000 in the Saskatchewan Lottery thanks to a Western Max ticke...Read More

Surprising Lottery Stories

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2019

It’s been said that the human mind simply isn’t geared to compute the kind of probabilities at work in Lottery-style games. As a result, the odds fall outside of what our brains are capable of understanding. And yet, those of ...Read More

Lotteries Lash Out At DOJ And Wire Act

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

The US Department of Justice has responded to a lawsuit filed by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission concerning the DOJ’s statements concerning the illegality of Lottery games in the state (as well as most other US states) followin...Read More

Amanda Hobson To Step Down As BCLC CFO

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2019

Following the recent bout of news about the BCLC’s supposed involvement in government’s perceived inability to eradicate dirty money from British Columbia’s ranks, it’s about time to read about something entirely d...Read More

Newfoundland And Labrador Love The Lottery

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. has revealed that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador appear to love playing the Lottery just a little bit more passionately than any other province in all of Atlantic Canada. In 2018 alone, they managed to w...Read More

Lotto MAX Approaches The CA$50 Million Mark

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2019

The joy of becoming an instant millionaire is most probably one of the most life-changing experiences that any person can have. Thanks to Lottery games, the possibility exists for literally everyone. It’s a revolutionary considerati...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

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

Big Weekend for Canadian Lotteries

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2019

The past weekend was the making of more than one celebration as two giant-sized Lottery wins were registered, followed by millions in Canadian Dollars being paid out the lucky winners. One of the winning Lotto tickets were sold in Quebec,...Read More

Canadian Lotto Players Win Big in January

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2019

Each new week brings even more exciting developments in the world of Canadian lottery. Earlier this month, it was revealed that a record breaking $60 million win had been scooped by a group of 9 workers at a Guelph auto parts factory. No...Read More

9 Co-workers Grab Lotto Max’s $60m Prize

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2019

Nine co-workers who work together at a Guelph auto-spares manufacturing plant have taken the plunge and quit their jobs together. Of course, they did have a backup plan; that being a record-breaking $60 million Lotto MAX cash jackpot! Th...Read More

Alberta’s $60m Jackpot Still Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

If you’ve stashed away last year’s lottery tickets in a dusty hiding spot, officials are hinting that it might be a good time to double-check your numbers. The record-breaking $60 million Lotto MAX jackpot ticket that was sol...Read More

$16 Million Lotto Winner Drawn

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

Sometimes we need a reminder of just what is at stake when we buy lottery tickets – and a massive jackpot is often just the ticket! Most recently, one extraordinarily lucky player over in Calgary managed to score a jackpot worth man...Read More

2018 Delivers One Final Multimillion Lotto MAX Prize

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2019

The festive season was seemingly particularly kind to lottery players across Canada. Towards the end of 2018, two massive jackpots were landed just days apart, giving locals something more to be thankful for as the year drew to a close. ...Read More

Fresh Changes Coming to Lotto Max in 2019

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2018

Lotto Max has long been Canada’s biggest regulated lottery game, with many thousands of dedicated players eagerly awaiting its weekly draws. Due to this popularity, the game has been careful to move with the times, and will soon hav...Read More

Canadians Clamber for Their Share of $115m

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2018

Jackpot fever has gripped Canada just as tightly as it did the US before the legendary $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was struck by a lucky player in South Carolina last month. It has also been spurred on by various locals’ luck...Read More

Hamilton Couple Scoop Latest $1m Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

The streak of lucky Canadian lottery wins continues! This time, two Hamilton-based residents managed to scoop the guaranteed $1 million prize offered in the October 20 Lotto 6/49 draw. Paula Rouleau and Frank Reeves both work for the loc...Read More

Canadian Grandmother Scores $700k Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

A grandmother living in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan was thrilled with a lovely birthday surprise earlier this month. The lucky gran is now more than $700,000 wealthier thanks to a winning lottery ticket that was gifted to her by h...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

Still No Winner for $60m Lotto Max Prize

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

seem to be an especially common occurrence in Canada, with millions in prizes forsaken each year under mysterious circumstances. People lose their tickets, forget to have them validated, leave the country for a while… anything can...Read More

Lotto Winner Mysteries Solved

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

After nearly a year of searching, the mysteries of the two outstanding Lotto Max MaxMillions wins in the Northern territories have been solved! Earlier this year in July, Janice and Bradley McNeill were on their drive home from Edmonton ...Read More

Lottery Winner Waits Weeks to Claim Prize

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

There were no big announcements to nearest and dearest, or rounds of celebratory drinks when Winnipeg-based Larry Leadbeater won $1 million in an 8 June lottery. Instead, he put his winning ticket in a safety deposit box, and waited a few...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