Lucky Slots Player Wins Big With Divine Fortune

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It took no more than a 2-dollar bet for one very lucky player to win more than a quarter of a million dollars playing . The 50-year old player is a woman living in the U.S. and accessed the progressive jackpot online slot via Play Sugar H...Read More

Lucky Player Lands $100,000 Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Just about anything beats leaving the casino empty-handed after an evening of sheer gaming entertainment. And whilst its perfectly alright to go home with fun memories only, it’s a whole lot more exciting to leave with a money windf...Read More

Mum Wins Big At Online Bingo and Buys 1st House

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

There’s nothing quite like finally being able to buy one’s dream home. And this dream recently came true for mum-of-two and Porthcawl United Kingdom resident Samantha McKay and husband Damien, who incidentally had been saving ...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

2019’s Biggest Slots Payouts

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

2019 is drawing to an end, and it has certainly been a busy year for online casinos and their players. Some truly remarkable jackpots have been won so far this year – and there are still a few weeks left, so more cou...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

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

Amazing Race Winners Want To Raise Awareness

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

Canadians are a resilient and positively tenacious lot. This we know. This was once again written in the stars in a new and refreshing way when two-spirit couple Anthony Johnson and James Makokis proved their steel and determination by w...Read More

Nicolas-Guy Turbide Wins First Worlds Medal

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Quebec City resident and para-athlete champion swimmer Nicolas-Guy Turbide has staked his claim to his first ever world para swimming championships medal when he finished second claiming silver in the men’s 100m back...Read More

Hard Rock Criticized Over Summer Promo

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Casino recently made a Brooklyn player’s year when she won a stunning $1 million in cash as part of the casino’s millionaire promotion. The promotion ran through August 31st a...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

$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

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

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

$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

Pharmacy Worker Shouts With Lotto Joy

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

Its not exactly the norm to hear shouts of abundant joy coming from your local pharmacy. And yet, this was the very scene that recently played itself out at a local pharmacy in Gatineau. There was just no stopping the shouts of glee when ...Read More

Caleb Smidt Wins Calgary Sunday Showdown

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Rodeo roping champion Caleb Smidt is a man among champions following his recent performance at the Calgary stampede rodeo. Smidt positively owned Showdown Sunday when he stuck it to not one, not two, but three former c...Read More

Bingo Regular Wins Huge Jackpot

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

Most people can only dream about what they would do if someone had to hand them £50,000. We can probably all come up with many a reason as to why 5 figures would be most welcome on any given day. Any given day did indeed come to 67-...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

Court Orders Man To Split 30M Lotto Win With Ex-Wife

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

It looks like the familiar old saying “it’s not over till it’s over” applies to marriages too. So ruled the Montreal Court of Appeals following an application by a $30 million Lottery jackpot winner to hol...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

Bingo Winner Shares Prize With Best Friend

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

If any one story deserves to be classified under the heading of “true and unusual” then let it be this one. Meet Shirley, a Buzz Bingo player from Leeds in the United Kingdom. Not only was Shirley recently lucky enough to bag ...Read More

Redditor Creates Victoria Traffic Jam Bingo Card

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

After obviously having had his fill of frustrations with Victoria’s infrastructure-related challenges, one Reddit user recently took to the popular social media platform to vent his feelings on the matter. But it was the mode of con...Read More

PokerStars To Celebrate Rags To Riches

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Most of us just love a good old story of rags to riches. We are inherently benevolent by nature and learning of how other managed to rise above their own circumstances gives us a sense of hope and creates in us the notion that if it&rsquo...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

Carlo Todaro Wins Spring PlayNow Poker Champ

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2019

Carlo Todaro was the official last man sitting down at the recent 2019 Spring PlayNow Poker Championship. The event was hosted by the Farmery Estate Brewery and culminated in a very grand $400 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante event. ...Read More

Minister Outraged By Caster Semenya’s CAS Ruling

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Canada’s Minister of Sport and Science has lashed out at a controversial decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding South African runner and athlete Caster Semenya. The court has denied an appeal l...Read More

Macomb County Woman Wins $300,000 Bingo Prize

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Gone are the days when winning at Bingo meant leaving with a bag of prize sausage and a smile on one’s face. And we’re in no way suggesting that there’s anything wrong with sausage and smiles. But when compared to a $300...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

Bettor Wins $1.2 Million Backing Tiger Woods

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

A decade plus ago, nobody would have as much as bat an eyelid about putting it all on Tiger Woods. But in the lead-up to this year’s Masters, betting anything more than a couple of bucks on Woods winning the tourname...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

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

Mega Fortune Dreams Second Big 2019 Win

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Dreams is off to a great start for the year. The developer’s flagship progressive jackpot online slot recently paid out a dream win of €4,333,667 (approx. CA$6596762,76) to a very lucky 65-year old p...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

Statesville Man Wins Lotto Prize On A Whim

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2019

A man from North Carolina recently headed towards what could in all fairness be referred to as the best cup of coffee in the world. And no, it has nothing to do with where the beans came from. In fact, this particular cup of Joe was merel...Read More

Office Lottery Pools – The Good And The Bad

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

Office Lottery pools are all the rage and it makes perfect sense to want to improve one’s odds at winning, even if that means having to share the prize pool with 10 or 12 other people. And when millions are at stake, sometimes even ...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

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

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

Devan Tang Beats Peter Jetten To A Cool Million

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2019

A recent battle consisting of 45 players, of which 24 were re-entries, culminated in the ultimate Poker showdown when Hong Kong’s Devan Tang went head to head with Canadian Poker champ Peter Jetten. Unfortunately the chips did not f...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

That Lottery Winning Feeling Explained

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

Winning the Lottery. One of life’s rare pleasures and certainly not the kind of good fortune that happens to just anyone. Most of us dream about winning millions, but we never actually expect that we will. We consider it to be somet...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

Retired DE Winner Scores $69k Lotto Prize

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2019

A retired, 70 year old lotto player from Bear, Delaware has landed the win of his dreams after purchasing a Multi-Win Lotto ticket from a local retailer. The lucky retiree managed to scoop $69,032 for his efforts, according to officials a...Read More

Port Alberni Couple Hits $5m Jackpot

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2019

February has been another thrilling month on Canada’s lotto front! In the latest lottery-related news, a couple living in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island are now $5 million in the green after winning big in last week’s Lotto 6/...Read More

Singleton Wins Valentine’s Day Slots Jackpot

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2019

Valentine’s Day appeared eager to spread its own version of what love is to a single player on the eve of the annual high day of love. A 33-year old chef hailing from Northern Ireland won a whopping £4.3 million jackpot whilst...Read More

Lucky Player Wins $1 Million Bingo Prize

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

Imagine winning $1 million in a game of Bingo! For a lucky man from Mukwonago, simply known as David H., everyone’s ultimate fantasy recently became a reality when he struck gold on the All Star Bingo Wheel at the Potawatomi Hotel &...Read More

Lotto Winner Dons Scream Mask To Stay Anonymous

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2019

A lotto winner over in Jamaica has taken the innovative route to keep his identity a secret. Although using a mask at a check handover ceremony is not unheard of, this player’s particular choice of mask has had fellow punters across...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

Calgary Man Wins $1m in Maxmillions Draw

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2019

One fortunate man from Calgary managed to win the favor of Lady Luck last December when he purchased a ticket for a Maxmillions draw. The man is now one million dollars wealthier for putting his trust in the lotto numbers, according to lo...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

$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

Florida Lottery Winner Pays It Forward

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2018

What do you do when you’re a man familiar with standing around in the parking lot of the Sun Dome for 12 hours straight just to take home a measly $6.25 in wages so that you can keep the hope of getting a proper education alive and ...Read More

Record €7.8m Joker Millions Slots Win

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

One exceptionally lucky slots player from Sweden has managed to break another world record by landing a humongous cash jackpot on Yggdrasil’s popular Joker Millions progressive title. The player in question took home a cool SEK80, ...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

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

$60m Lotto Max Winning Ticket Has Been Sold

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Are you one of Canada’s millions of avid lottery players? If you were clever enough to buy yourself a Lotto Max ticket in Edmonton for this week’s upcoming draw, be sure to check your ticket twice! According to the Western Ca...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

$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

$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

$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

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

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

Mega Moolah Jackpot Exceeds $12 Million

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2018

Mega Moolah is arguably Microgaming’s all-time most, gaining a reputation over many years for its massive and frequent jackpot payouts. The title is famous for making countless online casino players into instant millionaires –...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

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

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 Bingo Wins Ever

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

To those who do not play it, Bingo looks like a tame game for little old ladies who want to win enough money for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake. After winning more than a collective $15 million, 5 of the biggest jackpot winners wou...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