Good Shepherd Players Win $1M Playing Lotto

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Doing good unto others; especially those who are down and out or less fortunate; acts like a boomerang and that it always comes back round. Just ask the pool of 14 co-workers at Hamilton’s Good Shepherd Centre because it’s a l...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

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

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

$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

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

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 unt...Read More

15 Friends To Share In Lotto Prize Pool Win

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

Office Lottery pools are exceptionally popular among Lotto enthusiasts, mainly because these enable players to increase their chances of winning as a result of either being able to afford to play more often, or getting...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 reason...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

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 ...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

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

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

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 C...Read More

Multi-Million Arizona Lotto Ticket Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2019

Folks lucky enough to win millions playing the Lottery mostly get to sample the sweet taste of victory but once in their lifetime, whilst many others never do. But there’s a third category also, and it’s hard to de...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

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

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

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

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 manag...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

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

Ford To Ensure OLG’s Affairs Are Above Board

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

The fact that Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG) CEO Stephen Rugby recently saw it fit to spend money on a complete redesign of his office as well as on the construction of a massive boardroom most probably had a great...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Couple Leads the Way By Striking Lottery Gold

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2019

A classic 1966 Jaguar XKE has the name of one half of a very lucky Port Alberni couple written all over it. Harold and Madelaine are now able to turn their wildest dreams and desires into a reality because the Port Alb...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

Langley Couple Discover Lotto Win Months On

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

The majority of Lottery enthusiasts will agree that if any one thing is capable of unleashing a royal wave of panic then it’s the thought of a massive win ticket expiring because of a no-claim. But the other side of ...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

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

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

$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

Winner Of CA$60M BCLC Jackpot Comes Forward

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2019

Its official, the search for the winner of the largest ever Lottery jackpot ever won in British Columbia is finally over. For nearly a month, the BCLC went at it on every conceivable public platform, reminding ticket holders to check the...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

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

Canada Revels In The Lottery Money

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

One can hardly even believe the magnitude of the Lottery and slots jackpots currently falling down like rain on various Canadian provinces. Just ask slots player Brenda Lloyd, a player from Lloydminster. Lloyd is officially CA$1.8 million...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

Money Management Skills Crucial for Lotto Winners

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2019

Winning the Lottery is supposed to be; and certainly can be; a life-changing event that literally lasts for life. And especially so when we’re talking sums of cash running into multiple millions. But the tragic truth is that for man...Read More

Canada Celebrates Major Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

The second week of August 2019 is positioned to go down in history as one of the most successful weeks in the history of Canadian Lotteries. Thanks to the cash jackpots paid out by operators Loto-Quebec, the British Columbia Lottery Corpo...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

$60M Lotto Jackpot Remains Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

The excitement continues to mount in Lotto circles as the July 26th $60 million Lotto 6/49 big-jackpot winner continues to fail to step forward and claim is or her winnings. Players often forget to check the numbers on their ti...Read More

Winnipeg Dad Honours Lotto Vow With Son

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2019

It’s one thing to make a promise of sharing one’s Lottery winnings with someone else on the off chance of such a wondrous thing actually ever coming to pass. But it’s quite another to make good on that promise when it ac...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

One Londoner Now CA$9.1M Richer Says OLG

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

Residents of London, Ontario had better drop what they’re doing and make good on checking their Lotto 6/49 numbers against those generated by the Saturday 20th draw. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has announce...Read More

Biggest Scratch Card Ever Debuts In Britain

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

Nothing says “I was born British” quite like pork pot pie, Yorkshire pudding and a propensity to profusely apologise even when one isn’t at all in the wrong. A recent addition to the list, confirmed as worthy of being as...Read More

UK To Decide On Legal Age For Scratch Cards

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2019

In many world countries, 18 is the magic number; whether it is to consume alcohol, to gamble or to drive. The UK is no exception. Except for playing the Lotto that is. In the UK, one is considered ready to participate in National Lottery ...Read More

Court Rules Against Casinos In Lottery Suit

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Pennsylvania State is reaping oddball rewards following a gesture of leniency made in favour of casinos and the state’s national Lottery operator. The state in 2017 legalised online slots as well as online Lottery games, and it wasn...Read More

Massachusetts To Host First Lottery Week

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

The very first Lottery ticket sold in the state of Massachusetts was sold in 1972. Which is why its quite surprising that for the first time ever this year, the state will be celebrating the positive impact that Lotteries are having; and ...Read More

OLG Excited About Meeting New Millionaire

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is not only one of the world’s top recognised Lottery operators, but its also an institution that takes great pride in and derives a lot of joy from making possible life-changing...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

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

WCLC Iqaluit, Rankin Lotto Terminals Suffer Outage

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

A network upgrade intended to serve the Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet communities in a more efficient manner backfired ever so slightly when players from the local communities were unable to purchase ...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

Lotto Max Pays Out CA$65 Million Jackpot

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2019

Loto-Quebec players were recently prompted to turn their homes and immediate surroundings upside down in an effort to ensure that there were no invalidated Lotto Max tickets lying about. After all, the jackpot had been won by a Quebec tic...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

Man Wins Powerball Thanks To Fortune Cookie

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2019

Many of us would not even think about actually playing the “lucky Lottery numbers” often found on the inside of a fortune cookie. But judging by the story of how a retiree from North Carolina won $344.6 million playing the Pow...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

Millionaire Plans His UK Lottery Bid

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

British millionaire Richard Desmond is royally rich for a reason. The 67 year-old is obviously not in the habit of waiting on the money to come to him. Despite the fact that the current licence for the British National Lottery only runs o...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

Winning Lotto Ticket A Mother’s Day Gift

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

A woman from North Carolina was recently treated to just about the best Mother’s Day gift that anyone could ask for. Veilka Roman has her sister to thank for the what she has described as “the gift of a lifetime” as it w...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

The ALC Wants You To Park For Free For A Day

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation wants to make life easier, if just for a day. The ALC recently approached St. John’s Council, asking to rent 100 parking spaces for a day. But renting the space wasn’t all there was to it. The ...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

Long-Time Tumbler Ridge Woman Hits the Lotto

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Winning the Lottery was probably the very last thing that long-time Tumbler Ridge resident and grandmother Vivienne Mills had seen coming. It was in fact such an unlikely thought to Vivienne’s mind that, upon having opened the email...Read More

ALC Set To Retire Its Balls On May 14th

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation is one of the last remaining Lottery operators in Canada that still makes use of old-fashioned coloured balls in order to determine the winning numbers for any given draw. But despite the fact that the cla...Read More

BCLC Approves of Casinos Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Failed police investigations, allegations of negligence, accusations of enablement and the publication of condemning documentation; such is the nature of the sordid timeline that has spanned the past number of months in terms of British C...Read More

Canada’s Unclaimed Lottery Millions

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

A winning Lottery ticket, purchased by an unidentified player in Guelph, is worth a cool CAD$1 million. The ticket’s winner is unidentified not because the player has asked to remain anonymous, but because the winnings have not yet ...Read More

Arizona Latest To Allow Lotto Anonymity

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2019

Whilst its perfectly reasonable that Lottery operators would want to reveal the names of winners in order to show that Lottery games are fair, it’s also understandable that some players may want to remain anonymous in the interest o...Read More

Lansing Man Wins $1M After $100 Windfall

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

A man from Lansing enjoyed the feeling of having won $100 in an instant Lottery game so much, that he purchased another ticket during the following week. Good job that he did too, because that time round the player, who has requested to r...Read More

Lotto Winner Sues Son For Incompetence

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2019

A 90-year old Lottery winner from the US has decided to cast the ties that bind to the wind, and is suing her own son for what she claims was a gross mismanagement of her fortune. Her son’s financial advisors have been added as cont...Read More

Lucky Utica Man Scratched His Way To $5M Win

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

One very lucky New York Lottery scratch-off player has won a $5 million jackpot cash prize after he purchased a winning “100X the Cash” ticket from the Price Chopper store in Genesee Street, Utica. The 49 year-old Michael Shep...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

Quebec Couple Nearly Forfeit Lottery Win

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2019

It’s the type of eventuality capable of making just about anyone feel two degrees short of insanity. For Quebec couple Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque, it was sheer luck that had; a second time round; saved the day by offering a...Read More

Lotto Max Jackpot Now Worth $55 Million

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

$50 million. That was the size of Friday night’s Lotto Max jackpot. What’s more, no winning ticket was recorded, which means that the draw scheduled to take place on Friday, April 5, has the potential of bestowing upon a very ...Read More

BCLC Issues Office Lottery Prize Pool Alert

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2019

A lawsuit filed against a Lottery player from Surrey who had allegedly made off with a Lottery office pool’s $1 million windfall, has shed new light on the importance of properly administrated office pools. The BCLC, on its part, ha...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

Lottery May Not Come To Alabama Anytime Soon

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Alabama is one of only 8 US states without a Lottery. Despite major industry concerns about the future of state Lotteries in general due to a decline in interest, a Lottery would most definitely go a long way towards bringing much needed ...Read More

$4 Million Lotto Winner Proves Perseverance Pays Off

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

South Carolina thrift store worker Larry Fitzgerald is a firm believer in perseverance paying off, even when it comes to something like playing the Lottery. Whether Larry actually ever believed that he would win, especially a $4 million j...Read More

UK Worker Says Lottery Will Change His Life

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

It’s always positive news when someone wins the Lottery, but when it’s a downright ordinary everyday worker employed in a UK factory, it’s just so much more special. Lives are changed by Lottery wins, and this particular...Read More

Pollard And BCLC Ink 10 Year Extension

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

Award-winning Lottery games provider Pollard Banknote Ltd. has been working in partnership with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) for the last 30 years. Instant Lottery is Pollard’s speciality, and Canadian players are...Read More

UK Launches First Ever Lifetime-Win Lottery

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

Most of us would grab at the opportunity of a guaranteed £10,000 monthly income for life. And not having had to have performed a stitch of labour or effort for the privilege is something that most of us can only dream of. For the fi...Read More

Man Wins $1M Lottery Twice In Two Years

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

It’s an argument in favour of the belief that some people are in fact born lucky. Well, either that or Sam’s Mini Stop in Concord is somehow founded on luck itself. A lucky player Concord in North Carolina could not believe hi...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

Virginia Woman Wins Lotto 30 Times

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

Deborah Brown, a Lottery player from Virginia in the US who had recently struck it very lucky indeed by having had, at the time of the draw, 30 winning tickets to her name, remembers a distinct sensation that she was about to have a heart...Read More

Lotto Player Finally Claims October Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

One very lucky Lottery player has won the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single ticket-holder in the history of the United States, and has finally claimed the prize too. The South Carolina Lottery has confirmed that the prize has been ...Read More

Lucky Aunt And Nephew Gift Winning Tickets

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

ticketIt’s a story that almost sounds too good to be true! And yet, as is so often the case, the truth really does tend to be stranger than fiction. Just ask Thomas Munro and his aunt Yvonne from south-western Saskatchewan. Six year...Read More

OLG Insider Win One Step Closer To Payment

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

One can hardly even begin to imagine the disappointment: winning a smashing cash prize only to be told that payment won’t be possible due to the presence of the red tape of bureaucracy. Hard luck has probably never been quite as dif...Read More

Bingo Used to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Bingo is doing its bit for kids with special intellectual needs. Every Spring, the Special Olympics host their games at the Westminster High School in Carroll County, and according to Donna McGuire, fundraising co-ordinator for the Specia...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

Irish Couple to Spend €1m Jackpot on Kids

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

Across the pond in the United Kingdom, players are just as passionate about lottery games as they are in Canada. Most recently, a couple in Limerick, Ireland, scored an impressive €1 million in a draw this year – and they are r...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

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

Ontario Woman Pockets $100k Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2019

The list of big lottery wins is seemingly never-ending in Canada. Most recently, one fortunate woman from the town of Hastings in Ontario managed to strike it rich with just a single winning ticket and a generous helping of luck! Hasting...Read More

NY Truck Driver Wins $289m in Powerball

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2019

On January 26, one extremely lucky Jamaican man became an instant multi-millionaire. The Jamaican-turned-US resident became the winner of the second biggest Powerball jackpot in the history of the New York Lottery, claiming an unbelievabl...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

$1 Lotto Winner Treated Like a Millionaire

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2019

Lottery jackpot winners are usually given the royal treatment the minute their wins are confirmed. Most of the time, the winners in question have indeed become overnight millionaires, or the new owners of thousands of dollars at the very ...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

US Shutdown-Affected Family Wins $140k

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

A family that has been battling to make ends meet after the US government shutdown has seemingly managed to win the favor of Lady Luck herself. The wife of the clan recently won a cool $140,000 in a local lottery, giving them a much-neede...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

Surrey Mom Scores $39.5m Jackpot

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

The new year has already brought a few sizable lotto wins to lucky players across Canada. Most recently, a well-deserving mother of three in Surrey, British Columbia managed to swing the odds in her favor and cash in on her very own multi...Read More

Perks and Perils of Sharing a Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

On New Year’s Day, a British couple living in Northern Ireland received an incredible surprise. Patrick and Frances Connolly became the fourth largest lottery winners in the history of the United Kingdom, pocketing a jackpot worth &...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

$5 Million Lotto 6-49 Jackpot Still Up For Grabs

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

According to officials in Toronto, no winning ticket has been sold for the mouth-watering $5 million jackpot on offer in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. For gambling enthusiasts who still want a shot at the dream prize, now is the...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

Islands Lotto Adds Wazdan’s Games

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2018

Being the preferred partner of the New Jersey Gambling Commission, Islands Lotto is an online gaming operator that is independently owned and run. Boasting a wide selection of slot machines and instant win games, the company has now taken...Read More

The Lotto’s Most Unusual Results

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

There are countless lotto draws taking place all over the world at any given point in time. Each of them offers players the chance to win jackpots beyond their wildest dreams, but the actual winning numbers of each draw don’t get ne...Read More

SG To Release DEAL OR NO DEAL Lotto Game

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Not only will it run across multiple states, ensuring that the jackpot will always reach its $1 million mark, but it will also give players the chance to compete in one of the most popular game show brands of all time: DE...Read More

NSGC Warns Against Lotto Ticket Stocking Fillers for Minors

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2018

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) has issued a stern warning against the gifting of Lottery tickets to minors. The tickets are popular as Christmas stocking fillers, especially since they are usually branded in all kinds of festiv...Read More

Four Euro-Lotteries Combine Forces

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2018

A recent announcement published by European Gaming Media and Events confirming the details of a major cross-country Lottery pool is just the kind of news that’s needed to ensure that the year draws to a perfect close. The official ...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

Lotto Winner Heads to Hawaii To Escape Win

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2018

Upon learning that they have won the lotto, most people head straight to their local operator’s offices to pick up their giant checks with massive grins on their faces. However, according to lottery officials across Canada, it is no...Read More

NC Resident Scores Unexpected Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2018

There has been plenty of news out of North Carolina of late when it comes to gambling. at the Vidant Children’s Hospital to keep patients’ and their families’ spirits high during difficult times, and now, an exceptional...Read More

$60m Lotto Max Winner Yet to Step Forward

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

The winner of a record-smashing $60 million Lotto Max jackpot during the month of October has still not come forward to claim their fortune, according to local officials. However, surprisingly, this kind of occurrence is far from rare. I...Read More

Louisiana Couple Score $1.8 Million Prize

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

A couple over in Louisiana, USA, have discovered just how lucky they really are after finding their winning lotto ticket mere weeks before it was set to expire. The pair is now significantly wealthier than they ever could have dreamed of...Read More

BCLC’s Hobson Among CA’s Leading Ladies

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Amanda Hobson, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) Chief Financial Officer and long-time VP of Finance and Corporate Services, has officially been dubbed one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. This is acco...Read More

Virginia Set to Legalize Lotto & Betting

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

A bill aiming to repeal Virginia’s current online sports betting and lottery bans was reportedly pre-filed with the Virginia General Assembly (VGA). The bill was filed by Delegate Mark Sickles on November 20, 2018. As it is pre-fil...Read More

California Lottery Winner Guilty of Fraud

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2018

The latest news out of the American lottery industry is a tale of fraud from a past winner. A woman from California who won $5.2 million has reportedly now pleaded guilty in a South Dakota federal court to scamming six different people ou...Read More

Homeless Man Finds Winning Lotto Ticket in Dumpster

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

Over in Michigan, USA, a homeless man reportedly had to get down and dirty before he could claim one of the luckiest wins of his life. After realizing that he had won the state’s Lotto 47 ultimate jackpot game, the man thought nothi...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

Alleged Lotto Betting ‘Threat’ Disproved

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

Online ‘lottery betting’ operators across the pond in Ireland are systematically disproving the notion that they are negatively impacting the revenues earned for good causes by the Irish National Lottery (INL). A recent repor...Read More

Loto-Quebec Enjoys H1 iGaming Revenue Rise

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

The provincial gambling operator of Quebec, Loto-Quebec, has reported an increase of almost one third in its online gambling revenue for the first half of the 2018 fiscal year. Recently, the gambling monopoly posted revenues of $1.39 bil...Read More

Most Memorable Moves by Past Lotto Winners

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

Lotto winners’ traditional bucket list entries have become something of a stereotype nowadays. When someone scores a big cash win, most of us expect them to pay off their homes, buy a nice new house or car, and perhaps take a much-n...Read More

Nebraska Lotto Player Misses Out on $1,000

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

Over in Nebraska, US, when Friend resident Chris Wood purchased a lottery ticket and discovered that he had won a cool $1,000, he immediately tried to claim his prize at his local retailer. Unfortunately for him, however, there was actual...Read More

Iowa Woman Claims Lotto Win After Finding Lost Ticket

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

A woman in central Iowa over in the US stepped forward this week to claim a massive $343.9 million – the largest of its kind to ever have been won in the state. Lotto officials in the state confirmed on Monday that Lerynne West ha...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

Hillier Strikes It Lucky Twice in 2 Days

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

If there’s anyone who had a great week in the second-last week of October, it was Steve Hillier. Last Sunday night, the London, Ontario-based businessman was pleasantly surprised with two fantastic twists of luck that left both hims...Read More

Poker Players Vie for $1.6bn Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Poker players have been doing everything they can to get their hands on the legendary . Players of the classic card game are forever chasing the next big cash win, be it during tournaments or traditional cash rounds. Most of them will ne...Read More

Record Breaking $1.6bn Lotto Prize Won

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2018

One very lucky lotto ticket holder in South Carolina has been named the winner of the largest cash jackpot in American history. has now confirmed that there has been one winner for the life-changing $1.6 billion prize. The winning numbe...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

US’s Mega Millions Jackpot Value Soars

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2018

Lotto fever has struck the US as players scramble to get their hands on tickets – and the jackpot of a lifetime. The current pool is standing at an unbelievably tempting $1.6 billion. Thousands of potential billionaires have been ...Read More

The Fate of Unclaimed Lottery Jackpots

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2018

Almost every real money lottery in the world has a specified time window during which you can collect your winnings. No matter how much you have won, the general time frame varies from 6 months to a year – and after that, the ticket...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

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

New Revenue Record for OLG

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

The have contributed a whopping $2.8 billion to local coffers over the past twelve months. The bulk of these impressive earnings have reportedly stemmed from casino game and slots offerings, according to recent reports. As noted by new ...Read More

The Art of Picking Lucky Lotto Numbers

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2018

Everyone knows that the outcome of lotto games is based purely on luck. It is for this exact reason that so many superstitions and unique practices have arose from players over the decades, based on anything from where th...Read More

Lotto Ticket Leads Feds to Bank Robber

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

When lotto games and lottery tickets come to mind, most people think of lucky wins, huge cash jackpots, and the inevitable wealth and fortune that comes with striking the juicy jackpot of their dreams. However, for one ra...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

Help! I Won the Lottery – What Now?

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

Having the good luck to is one thing. Having the financial savvy that lets you make the most of them for years to come is quite another, so just what are you supposed to do?

Two Types of Winners

When part-time trash collector ...Read More

Craziest Lottery Stories

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

Lotteries are famous for , but sometimes the stories of how people chose their lucky numbers; how they spent their winnings are just as crazy. Here are the top 5 craziest.

Trying Luck in Atlantic City

Avid player Evelyn Adams d...Read More

$560M Lottery Winner Sues for Anonymity

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

A New Hampshire Powerball lottery winner went to court in a bid to claim her $560 million win , and won. Judge Charles Temple ruled that, while the woman named as Jane Doe has the right to keep her identi...Read More

How One Economist Won 14 Lottery Jackpots

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

Every lotto player has imagined what they would be able to do with their millions of dollars should they ever get lucky enough to win. With that said, admittedly for most players, these are simply pipe dreams which very rarely come to fru...Read More

What Are Your Odds of Winning the Lotto?

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

If you’re like the majority of Canadians, you will likely have dreamed of being incredibly rich at least once. Money opens up so many doors to the lucky few who have it – and one way to come across it is to play the lottery! ...Read More

The Luckiest Lotto Numbers Revealed

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

Just like any other popular casino game, lottery is very clearly a game of chance. However, according to science and years’ worth of statistics, it seems that some numbers are obviously luckier than others, coming u...Read More

$10m Lotto Jackpot Won in USA

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Over in the USA, a 66-year-old man who has been playing the lottery practically his entire life has struck jackpot gold. The Hartsdale, New York native has become the state’s newest lotto-made millionaire, pocketing...Read More

N.L. Scratch Card Players Win $1 Million

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest lotto-made millionaires celebrated their life-changing win with an impromptu dance on the side of the road, just beside Newfoundland’s south coast. 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

Family Lotto Feud Settled

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2018

A court battle in Nova Scotia between a over a $1.2 million Chase the Ace windfall was finally settled on Monday following a five hour long meeting. Barb Reddick decided to sue Tyrone MacInnis, her nephew, for $611,319 after he claimed ...Read More

Store Owner Sentenced for $257k Lotto Fraud

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

As helpful as lottery games are as a tool to help a few lucky punters win huge, they are also often a conduit for fraudulent activity. Most recently, one of Canada’s largest lotto-related fraudsters has officially been sentenced to ...Read More

UK Man Dupes Lottery Out of £2.5m

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In the UK, a local British man has officially been charged with fraud after allegedly using a fake national lottery ticket to claim a sizable cash prize. The value of the jackpot in question was a whopping £2.5 million, which will n...Read More

Lucky Winnipeg Man Lands Two Lotto Prizes

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

Over in Winnipeg, one exceptionally lucky local man has claimed a fantastic $2 million lottery prize. While there is nothing particularly notable about this event, it should be kept in mind that the win was landed by the same man just fiv...Read More

The US’s Biggest Lottery Scam

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2018

In 2005, an innocent comment set events in motion that would eventually culminate in one of the largest lottery scams that the world has ever seen to date. American local Eddie Tipton, a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast and employee at the...Read More

Lotto Fraud family Goes To Prison

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2018

A father, son and daughter trio who won a hefty $12.5 million on a free lottery ticket they had scammed off a customer at their variety store were officially sentenced by Canadian courts on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The father of the f...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

Judge Freezes Lotto Prize as Feud Proceeds

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

A judge of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has now ruled that half of the value of a $1.2 million Chase the Ace lottery prize should be frozen while the case surrounding the win is dealt with by the Canadian justice system. The court order...Read More

UK Lottery Operator Fined £1.15 Million

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2018

In the United Kingdom, local lottery operator Camelot is now being forced to pay over £1.15million in penalties for multiple operational failings – including a major fault in its verified mobile application. The app reportedl...Read More

Big Lotto Winners Who Gave it All Away

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2018

When most people think about winning the lottery, they fantasize about the luxury homes, sports cars and exotic vacations they could buy with their newfound wealth. However, – and some big-hearted winners have actually gone as far...Read More

Maxmillions $1m Winning Ticket Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2018

In Alberta, the winning . So far, the purchaser of the ticket bought in Edmonton has not yet stepped forward to claim a whopping $1 million prize. Just to deepen the mystery even further, a $250,000 Extra Prize won on exactly the same da...Read More

Lucky Teen Bags Weekly Winnings for Life

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2018

It is around the age of 18 when most teenagers start to wonder how they will earn their own money and pay their way in an increasingly expensive world. Rent, food and leisure activities all tax one’s pocket, and for young people wit...Read More

5 Steps to Take When You Win the Lottery

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2018

If you love playing the lottery, you’ve likely given some thought to what you might do with your new windfall should you get lucky enough to win. However, if you ever become one of the lucky few to do so, the future may not all be a...Read More

WCLC Inks Lotto Content Deal with IGT

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has reportedly inked a new major deal with gaming products supplier IGT, which will now provide 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals for the Saskatchewan market. The VLTs are set to be...Read More

Why Some Lotto Winners Stay Anonymous

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2018

is a dream come true for anyone. It’s a solid indication that days of toiling for a living are gone, and the future holds nothing but spending, relaxing, and enjoying life to the fullest. Though, why is it then that most lottery wi...Read More

Smart Tips for Lotto Winners

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2018

Recent reports of may seem strange to some players. However, keeping cool, calm, and quiet is something the experts recommend. The Winnipeg-based lotto winner was not the first to take his time in collecting his winnings. Among others w...Read More

The Craziest Lottery Wins Ever

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

Anyone can play the lottery, and anyone can win, as the individuals on this list prove! If you’re ever lucky enough to take home the big prize, you’ll be joining a long list of interesting characters. The winners on this list ...Read More

Wells Fargo Office Workers Hit Mega Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2018

What could change a life like hitting a jackpot worth $543 million? Very little, but the team at Wells Fargo & Co. in California, have just had that very experience. The matter has not publicly been declared, but a source close to win...Read More

The Biggest Lottery Wins in History

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2018

Who among us hasn’t had a daydream or 2 about a big Lottery win? It’s always fun imagining the house you’ll buy, or the dream vacations you could take after hitting it big. Everyone who plays it has the same chance of wi...Read More

Choosing Numbers for the Lottery

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2018

The lottery has been operating in Canada for more than 30 years now, and payouts ranging from CA$50 right up to millions of dollars are made on a frequent basis. You get to choose your own numbers, but have you ever wondered what the norm...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

Kitchener Grandmother Scoops Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2018

Carol Knipfel of Kitchener, Ontario, doesn’t usually buy lottery tickets, but she did on the day she retired. This spur-of-the-moment decision won $1 million for the grandmother of 6, which probably made her work leaving party much ...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

Friends Win Friday 13th $60m Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

Friday the 13th has always traditionally been regarded as a day of bad luck. However, that definitely wasn’t the case for five Ottawa-based friends in the federal government’s IT department, who managed to win a who...Read More

Shared Lotto Jackpot Causes Family Strife

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2018

A local Canadian woman has stirred controversy this month by taking her nephew to court over an impressive $1.2 million lotto jackpot. Speaking about her nephew, Barbara Reddick publicly noted as the duo was presented with a large ceremon...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