Richmond Mayor Opposes Gateway Casinos’ Delta Cascades Casino Project after Council Approval

The mayor of Richmond, British Columbia, has severely criticized the plans for a new casino to be developed in the City of Delta. Mr. Malcolm Brodie has shared his concerns that the project would have a negative impact on the region, highlighting the lack of transit infrastructure and the possible impact which the casino could have on farming land.
Only a few days ago, the Delta Cascades Casino project received a final approval of the Delta City Council, but as predicted at the time, new obstacles are being faced by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment which is the owner of the casino project. The blessing of the City Council for an entertainment complex which is to include a casino venue, a five-story hotel, and a dining area seems to not be enough for the project to proceed forward.
According to Gateway Casinos, which is the company behind the proposed project, the opening of the new Delta Cascades Casino would be beneficial for the region. The gambling operator has said that hundreds of jobs would be created, while the annual revenue that would be brought to the City of Delta would amount to between CA$1.5 million and CA$3 million every year.
At the time when the City Council gave the green light to the project, Delta Councilor Bruce McDonald explained that the expected benefits are too good to pass up the opportunity to add more revenue to the city. According to Mr. McDonald, the city is prepared for some modifications, considering that Gateway Casinos wants to make a CA$75-million investment in the local community and employ 700 people.
Still, a final approval needs to be given to the casino and hotel project of Gateway Casinos by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in order for the company to break ground.
Richmond to Send a Letter of Concern to BCLC
Unfortunately for Gateway Casinos, not everyone has been so benevolent to the proposed casino and hotel project. Richmond has previously opposed the project, with mayor Brodie now saying that the location of the development is “terrible”.
Mr. Brodie explained that the destination where the casino is set to be placed is situated in a car-oriented destination which lacks any real public transportation because it is on agricultural land. According to him, a possible development in the region would have a negative impact on the Agricultural Land Reserve. Apart from that, Richmond’s mayor has shared concerns that the new casino, which is expected to start operation in 2020, could “steal” some of the customers of the River Rock Casino.
Now, the mayor of Richmond revealed that the city is planning to send a letter to share its concerns with the BCLC – a step, which could lead to a non-binding dispute resolution process.

Downtown Bar in Aurora to Continue Offering VGTs Despite New City Council Rules

A longtime bar situated in downtown Aurora, which was known as The Question Mark, is to continue to offer its video gambling terminals despite the city’s officials to limit the number of the gambling machines available to local customers.
The bar’s name was changed to The Web after the previous owner Bevery Bugbee took over from her mother in 1977, and is to continue operating under the same name under Ms. Bugbee’s nephew Dan Ardelean. Considering the ownership change, now Mr. Ardelean would have to file an application for a new Class A tavern liquor license with the Aurora City officials. The new license is expected to be approved during the regular City Council meeting which is set to take place tomorrow at 6:00 PM.
Currently, The Web features video gambling terminals, but the bar needs new gaming licenses from both the state and the city of Aurora. The new owner of the place revealed that he is currently in talks with the State Gaming Commission regarding the new license. After the state gambling regulatory body provides him with a license, he will have to get a separate license for the gambling terminals from the city officials.
According to Wendy McCambridge, an Aurora City Clerk, getting a new gambling terminals operation license would not be a problem, even though the competent authorities in the city of Aurora have changed the rules about video gambling.
New Rules Regarding VGTs Unveiled by Aurora City Council Earlier in 2018
Earlier in 2018, Aurora officials passed a new set of rules which regulate the number of gambling terminals in the city. The legislative package also includes some rules regulating the geographic distribution of the machines.
In March 2018, the city’s aldermen revealed their decision to put a limit to the number of VGTs in Aurora and to impose bigger taxes on local operators that offer such machines. The decision for the changes in the rules regulating the video gambling offering in the city was made by the Aurora City Council as part of its efforts to find the right balance between the future expansion sought by video gambling on one hand, and protection of the Hollywood Casino’s performance, on the other hand.
Under the new rules, the establishments which offer video gambling must be situated at no less than a mile-and-a-half of each other. The Web, however, is situated closer than that to another bar offering VGTs in downtown Aurora, Miss Lee’s. Still, Ms. McCambridge explained that the rule change applies to new establishments only. Considering the fact that The Web has been in operation through the ownership change, she said that there should be no problem for the bar to meet the City Council’s requirements to get a local gaming license.
The new regulatory provisions announced by the Council earlier this year will see the overall number of video gaming terminals reduced to 200 in the city, with local establishments permitted to offer no more than five machines.

British Columbia Goes to War against Casino Money Laundering Guided by Community Tip-Offs

The Canadian province of British Columbia is notoriously known for its money laundering issues emerging in the past months throughout its gaming field, a serious issue requiring special attention. With the help of a new page dedicated to tip-offs on the subject, local lawmakers are willing to take action with the help of the community.
It is no secret to anyone that residents of a given community are capable of providing reliable information when it comes to a given illegal operation taking place in their region. They will have the chance to boost the overall battle against the harmful practice via a specifically designated web portal which launched this weekend. Residents of British Columbia will be able to provide their essential input when it comes to fields to the liking of luxury cars, real estate, and horse racing.
Ilegal Practices Have Been Proliferating
Individual comments could be easily filed by people in the possession of information which is going to be confirmed throughout a following investigation. Furthermore, those interested in providing the portal with the personal help and reliable information also have the chance to receive more information as it emerges.
The said portal also provides people with the chance to sign up for regular updates, promising reliable news delivered in a timely manner. Starting now, people will have until January 31 to provide information via the portal, a time window which is estimated to be sufficient for generating enough tip-offs. People will have the chance to provide their crucial pieces of information by 4 p.m. The horse racing and luxury cars sectors will be closely observed, as criminals find it appealing enough to utilize them for their money laundering practices.

Dirty money has no place in British Columbia. I urge British Columbians to provide their input to the Expert Panel on Money Laundering to help ensure that our housing market is not used as a hub for criminal activity. Homes should be there to shelter people, not laundered money.
— Carole James (@carolejames) November 9, 2018

The real estate field has also shown indications that money laundering takes place. The portal aims to provide former Royal Canadian Mounted Police Deputy Commissioner Peter German with a much-needed help and further improve efforts of identifying instances of money laundering action and illegal practices. Organized crime has spread its influence throughout the aforementioned sectors as it has been confirmed by a report issued earlier this year, which managed to stir the pot in the province.
Casino Laundromats Subjected to Probes
The month of June brought the scandalous discovery that casino venues sprinkled throughout the province have been conducting money laundering for quite some time, while province lawmakers preferred to enable such illegal practice. An independent probe into the practice was conducted by the money-laundering expert Mr. German after he was given the task by BC Attorney General David Eby.
Prior to the investigation, it was known that there is a criminal activity conducted in the said venues located in Lower Mainland, but the reality was far more chilling. Gaming venues in operation in the region were dubbed “laundromats” as criminal rings were freely utilizing them for the washing of a substantial amount of illegally amassed cash. March 2019 is a month eyed by many, as it is set to see the official issuing of two reports concluding the findings of two parallel investigations currently in progress.
The first one is the one conducted by Mr. German, whereas the second one is led by former Deputy Attorney General Maureen Maloney. The latter aims to suggest improvements to the existing set of rules overseeing the field which could put an end to illegal practices.

British Columbia’s First Nations Prepare for a Fair Slice of the Gambling Revenue Pie in 2019

This Thursday saw a long-anticipated decision being announced, as the gambling revenue of the British Columbia field is going to be shared with the Indigenous communities in the province. The change is going to take place starting next year, as it has been confirmed by Premier John Horgan at the fifth annual meeting at which leaders of First Nations came together to discuss various topics.
The prospect of gaming revenue sharing has been on the table for the past 20 years but up until this moment, not much has been done in this direction. In this sense, this Thursday was a special day for the British Columbia province as it brought the change and the official promise of the local government that the communities are going to be boosted by the gaming revenue generated through casino operation.
Revenue Sharing Arrangement on the Way
For the fifth consecutive time tribe leaders and the British Columbia government meet in order to discuss important subjects and move ahead with various projects. This time the discussion was especially productive, as come next year the province is going to see significant improvement in its gaming revenue distribution.
This move will be in alignment with existing policies in other provinces across Canada, as they have been providing their First Nations with a fair share of the revenue generated via gaming. February 2019 will see more details on the subject being released in the new budget presented by Finance Minister Carole James. With the help of this decision, tribal communities are going to significantly benefit and be able to utilize the allocated payments for various projects and planned renovations.
Furthermore, the Premier stated that the government seeks to work on a new legislation which is set to bring to life the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples. The idea exists in the public space ever since 2017 when the New Democratic Party made the promise it is going to introduce such in order to provide the First Nations with more control when it comes to development in their lands.
British Columbia Government Aims to Bring More
What needs to be done before February next year is more work on the promised declaration aiming to improve the tribal life within a community in general. The double announcement comes at a time when the province is struggling with money laundering investigations linking casino venues with illegal gambling rings stretching all the way to Mainland China and high-roller players.
First Nations will benefit immensely from the gaming revenue payments, as the support is going to be utilized for various improvements such as boosting the social services, schools across the nations, improvement of the roads, as well as funding the health sector. With the help of this two steps, the region is going to dedicate the year 2019 to strengthen the links between local government and the Indigenous communities within the borders of British Columbia.
British Columbia’s Regional Chief Terry Teegee of the Assembly of First Nations expressed his personal position on the matter, saying that this move is a crucial one for the region and it shows quite the progress in the right direction. With the said changes, the province is going to feature a set of rules which keeps a close eye on the First Nations and their intrinsic rights. On the other hand, the tribes themselves have been hoping for this change ever since the idea was first proposed 20 years ago.

Could Bede Gaming Really be OLG’s Golden Ticket for Online Live Sports Betting and eSports Wagering?

Canada is not the first country which comes to mind when it comes to sports betting and the main reason for this is the fact that single-event sports betting is considered illegal within the borders of the country. One of the leading gaming forces in the region – the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is actively working towards providing its customers with more, which is why it has eyed the opportunity of elevating its online and mobile sports betting capacity.
Canadians willin to put their judgement to the test have the chance to do so via betting on the outcome of sports events, as well as many other seemingly small details and variable around them. However, this is only possible on the Internet, thanks to foreign sports betting companies which give them the chance to do so. Now OLG is willing to set its foot in this sector and bring more.
Leading Company Set to Bring More to the Field
It has been recently confirmed that the gaming company is on the hunt for a mutually beneficial arrangement with a company that could bring something new to the table and ultimately meet players’ high expectations. The original plan for action is for the joint venture to bring to life online and mobile wagering on sports events.
However, the future operation also opens a vast universe of potential paths of development, which could bring eSports betting, as well as novelty wagering to Canadians excited to give them a try. It is not a secret to anyone that the eSports world is one of the up-and-coming fields elevating competitive video gaming on a whole new level.
In a recent statement issued by the company’s spokesperson Tony Bitonti, it was stated that for the time being there are no additional details about the potential offering. These two additions would be more than welcomed by residents, as there are so many things they could bet on a daily basis. Plans also pinpoint the desire to explore live betting while events are still in progress.
Online Offerings Set to be Elevated in the Future
What will make the new offering stand out even more is the fact that it is set to feature a wider array of professional sports on which pkayers could bet, among which all major North American sports leagues, as well as sports all over the globe. It is all going to take place online, making the offering even more accessible.
Bede Gaming is the UK-based gaming company which is able to turn plans into reality, but it should be taken into account that OLG initially announced online sports wagering plans about a year ago. Up until this point thing have remained solely in their initial stages. Thanks to the recently arranged partnership the online platform is going to be updated and revolutionized.
Next year is projected to see the launch of the new platform, bringing riveting offerings to Ontario residents, as both OLG and Bede Gaming are excited for the opportunities to come. This improvement is projected to attract local players and prevent them from fueling foreign companies by boosting the privince’s leading gaming entity.

The Stars Group Further Solidifies Position in the US via Newly-Inked NBA Partnership

The Stars Group recently announced it is entering a partnership with the National Basketball Association and it is projected to become the official operator across the United States. The new arrangement is going to guarantee the partnership over the span of the following years, further solidifying the Toronto-based online sportsbook operator’s position in the US sports wagering field.
In alignment with its previously established line of development, the leading online gambling company is well on its way to make it even further in the US sports gaming field. With the help of this newly inked partnership, the Canadian company is set to partner with the worldwide-known league in order to elevate the user experience. Even though The Stars Group already has a strong presence in across many of the states, this is the company’s first partnership with a US sports league.
Milestone Agreement Signed
A milestone deal might be a good way to put this recently signed arrangement for partnership, which would grant the Toronto-based gaming company the rights to utilize sports wagering data and league marks for its own operation in the future. Online sports wagering provided by it will benefit immensely by this new agreement and the information it is set to obtain.
Always on the pursuit of diversifying its offerings and bringing more to the people interested in betting on sports events, The Stars Group will now be able to source many of its brands with the NBA sports betting data. This includes the BetStars brand, which launched operation in New Jersey this September licensed for operation in the region in collaboration with Resorts Casino Hotel alongside the already existing online casino and poker services of the operator in the state.
Online gambling is already well-developed in the region, so this new player further enriched the gaming field with its premium offerings. Australian players have the chance to enjoy the new offering via BetEasy, whereas Sky Betting and Gaming will cover the offering for the UK. Thanks to the arrangement, The Stars Group is going to receive the right to use the recognizable NBA logos in its operation.
Details of the New Partnership
When it comes to markets allowing wagering on sports events while they are happening and up until their conclusion, the online gaming company is going to bring exclusive betting data. What is expected to further improve the performance of both parties involved in the arrangement is the cross-promotion which is going to take place via social media platforms. They are going to popularize the offerings of each other, potentially making their operation even more popular.
Another crucial factor in this deal is the NBA players themselves, as it is not a secret to anyone that leagues have a special relationship with sports betting. The Stars Group and NBA have agreed they will keep players best interest at heart and maintain their integrity at all times. According to Matt Primeaux, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations USA, this new arrangement will prove to improve the player experience a the end of the day, bringing them exclusive data.
The end of November brought the news that The Stars Group has teamed up with casino developer and operator Eldorado Resorts, increasing the states it has a hold on to 13. Locations to the likings of Tropicana in Atlantic City and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania now have the chance to provide their casino patrons with the rich array of online gaming options of the Toronto-based company.

North Bay Council Openly Demonstrates Casino Venue Would Be Generous to Community Organizations

North Bay is preparing for the future construction of a casino venue, but in the months leading to the official information issuing the City Council prepares with essential motions. At the most recent Council meeting Councilors Tanya Vrebosch and Johanne Brousseau introduced a motion that prompts a report on how community organizations could benefit from a casino venue operation through regular allocations.
In the foreseeable future Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is expected to work on its casino proposal and reveal more around the exact location where it is going to build its North Bay gambling venue. There have been discussions throughout the last few months, but for the time being, only previously mentioned parcels of land have been mentioned, without anything set in stone. Even though the community has not been that welcoming towards the idea of a new casino venue, now Council members are willing to warm them up to the idea with community organizations allocations.
Community Organizations Set to Benefit from Casino Revenue
With the help of this new motion, the Chief Administrative Officer will have the task to take care of a special report that will evaluate the possible allocations. Gaming revenue generated by the casino venue will be able to support various community projects and community organizations are projected to benefit from it as well. Projections show that the City could receive up to CA$2 million a year. Moreover, the report will also aim to clarify the criteria for qualifying for those regular allocations.
Councilors Vrebosch and Brousseau expect this report to be of great use in the upcoming several months, as this is a pivotal point of the entire project. Once all i’s are dotted and all t’s crossed, a committee is going to review it and take into account the information listed in it. At the moment there are many questions and details yet to be revealed when it comes to the casino operation in North Bay, but there is something the community should be aware of – the City Council wants to support North Bay organizations.
Bingo is one of the ways in which local charitable organizations continue existing, as the association is able to allocate around CA$1.2 million per year to some 60 local organizations. A new gaming venue might affect existing charitable bingo operation in North Bay and this has been among the main points expressed by the opposition of the casino venue. For the time being, Council members state they cannot make any estimations, as the construction has not even commenced. The only way they can reassure people is through this recent motion for a report.
Endangered Turtles Also Made their Way in the Conversation
In addition to this, the adopted motion also mandates that individuals experiencing gambling addiction would also receive adequate help and support in order to overcome their unhealthy interest in gambling. Prevention is also an essential part of battling the serious issue. At the moment there is no information on the number of people currently struggling with problem gambling which is why the board prompted baseline research that would shed more light.
It could be recalled that last year Hec Lavigne, Mayor of Callander indicated that once the casino venue launches operation neighboring communities should also have the opportunity to benefit from its operation. This could be possible with the help of a revenue-sharing arrangement that will include neighboring communities in addition to North Bay. At the City Council meeting, members also looked through claims that proposed Pinewood Park Drive construction will negatively affect the protected Blanding’s turtles natural habitat.
Save the Turtle, Stop the Casino is the group that raised awareness on this issue during last week’s meeting. However, Mrs. Brousseau pointed out that while the endangered species act was already in effect the area saw sports fields construction. In the last week, other possible locations have been discussed and they are the Steve Omischl Sports Complex, West Ferris arena, and Memorial Gardens. The casino operator has not yet pinpointed an exact location of future casino operation.

BCLC Seeks Experienced Partner for Anti-Money Laundering Monitoring System

British Columbia seeks a money laundering solution that could actually change the landscape in the province and restore people’s trust in the system. British Columbia Lottery Corporation is willing to take matters into its own hands and look for the most determined partner that would come with an anti-money laundering solution. A pre-qualification is available online at the moment and the levels of interest are projected to be high.
At this point, money laundering is associated with British Columbia’s gambling field and especially so with the Lower Mainland casino venues that have been among the preferred ones for high roller casino players and foreigners. Often times in the past they have been joined by younger males with bags of cash, who are the so-called loan sharks supplying them with casino buy-in and constant cash refuel. Battling this practice has become increasingly hard, evident by the most recent pieces of information revealed in Dr. Peter German’s second report on cash washing.
Casino Money Laundering Continues
The partially released report points out that over the span of the past 12 months solely, some CA$7.4 billion has been washed through the province, including fields to the likes of gambling and the real estate field. In this situation, the gaming field managed to wash about CA$2 billion, but this is still considered being a substantial amount.
BCLC realizes that the existing tools for battling the illegal practice are outdated and incapable of handling the task in an adequate manner. In the past, about CA$7.3 million was spent on the existing solution, which was condemned by Dr. German as an ineffective one. A US-based company offered one that has previously been used in financial institutions.
In this sense, it failed to meet the expectations and requirements, meaning that existing approaches were utilized once again. Dr. German said that the approach should be changed in general with a brand new contractor, instead of investing more of voters’ money in the ineffective solution. The new solution that should replace it has to offer a modern approach.
New Solution Could Come Soon
Anyone interested in applying for the responsible position that would aim to transform the field could do this online. Among the future responsibilities of this solution would be keeping a close eye on online gambling, Patron Gaming Fund accounts, Source of Funds reporting as well as continuous monitoring of certain customers and their transactions.
Contractors applying online would have to prove that they are worthy for the position by demonstrating that their system has been applied in a casino field. Listing Canada-based locations that have already benefitted from it would also be a positive boost in the right direction for the proponents. Once it is greenlighted, the system would have to cover both online and brick-and-mortar casino venues in British Columbia. They will have until May 24 to apply for the position.
Meanwhile, public inquiry becomes an increasingly popular topic across the province. Even though Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment are leaders in the field, the public inquiry step could lead to a potential government takeover of casino operation. Upcoming weeks are set to see development on the topic and money laundering system bidders.

New York Racetrack Casinos Want Piece of the Sports Betting Pie Too

New York would soon be able to welcome sports betting operation in a regulated manner that is projected to bring substantial gaming revenue for fueling future projects. The New York Gaming Association recently made it clear it is among the supporters of sports wagering, but as of now gaming locations at racetracks appear to be excluded from the budding field action.
Wagering on sports events is a budding field across the United States, as about a year ago the Supreme Court overrules PASPA. This allowed every stated to come up with its own regulation of the future field and make sure that it is a mutually beneficial relationship. Ever since then many of the states have been working on perfecting that and New York is one of them.
Racetracks Casinos Want In on Sports Wagering
Up until now, the conversation has been revolving around the four Upstate New York land-based casino venues and the tribal operation within the state. As of recently, the group including the management of casino halls at racetracks has joined the conversation, striving to make a change. Aqueduct Racetrack and Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack casino management among others pointed out that inclusion should be visible throughout the field.
They expressed their position that sports wagering would be beneficial for the gaming field and the local economy, but gaming venues located on racetracks should also have the chance to enter the budding field. As of this moment, Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow are the two officials that have filed sports betting regulation language. According to the group, this legislation is restrictive to the future field.
The currently existing proposed bills appear to exclude gaming venues located on racetracks and prevent them from entering the race. The New York Gaming Association pointed out that they would want to have a slice of the potentially prosperous field in the foreseeable future. The group introduced its position in a special letter addressing the issue to Mr. Addabbo.
Online Sports Betting Still a Hot Topic
Commercial casino venues and tribal ones should not be the sole locations where sports wagering is available for New Yorkers. This is the racetrack gaming halls management’s position expressed in the letter and they would seek a change ahead of sports wagering launch in New York. Michael Kane, President of the New York Gaming Association, pointed out that the group sought a more diplomatic approach.
Back in 2013, the organization protested previously announced plans for as many as seven gaming venues. They had the capacity to cannibalize the field and oversaturate it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a supporter of the move at the time. A topic of wide discussion at the moment is the potential mobile sports wagering available in New York, that still appears to be a harder task to accomplish.
Resorts World Catskills, Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady, del Lago Resort and Casino, and Tioga Downs would feature land-based sports wagering solely. Local lawmakers have little time left before they would have to give a green light to the field with or without online sports betting. It is clear that the gaming revenue would drop to US$48.3 million a year if players could bet in real life only. For reference, more than US$1 billion is projected from both online and offline wagering.

Lotto 6/49 Player Snatch CA$5M Prize Once More, Could Treasure Chest Run Dry?

This month has been a rather generous one for the Lotto 6/49 enthusiasts that purchase lottery tickets on a regular basis and make sure to be prepared for the two weekly draws. The Wednesday draw came with a jackpot reaching CA$5 million and a single ticket sold in Mattawa is now eligible for the fortune.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation reminded that the winner has 52 weeks to claim their prize. Over the past few weeks, the Lotto 6/49 Main prize has been getting smaller and smaller with every draw, contrary to the popular belief that it should be growing.
This is because every other week there is a player snatching the prize, often times sharing it with several other Lotto 6/40 enthusiasts. This week’s jackpot came after three players managed to grab the CA$9 million jackpot at the beginning of this month.
Lotto 6/49 Benefits Ontario
Regardless of the frequency of Main prize winning, it is unlikely that Lotto 6/49’s treasure chest would run dry, as more and more players make potentially winning ticket purchases. The only thing that gives away the frequent jackpot claims is the minimum amount of CA$5 million and the fewer Guaranteed CA$1 Million Prizes.

Lotto 6/49 Player Uses Birthday Charm for Ticket Purchase, Wins CA$1M Guaranteed Prize

September 11 came with a jackpot reaching CA$5 million and a single CA$1-million guaranteed cash pile. As it turned out, both of those hefty prizes were claimed, the first one by a player hailing from Mattawa.

Lotto MAX Survives Once Again, Returns Even Heavier while Lotto 6/49 Gets Lighter

The town in northern Ontario might be the home of Canada’s next lottery millionaire, if they claim it in a timely manner. The winning numbers drawn were 02, 04, 27, 36, 45, 49, plus the bonus one 41.

Lotto MAX CA$50M Jackpot Snatched, Three Other Slice CA$9M Lotto 6/49 Pile

The fortunate piece of paper matched the first six numbers and could soon make its owner much richer. The Guaranteed CA$1 Million Prize could soon be claimed by a lucky Torontonian whose ticket had the numbers 57544963-06 printed on it. Both prizes would be up for grabs over the upcoming 12 months before they reach their expiry date.
More Prizes Claimed Recently
The past few days have been fortunate for more players across Ontario. A player from Hanover has the Instant Crossword Deluxe scratch game to thank for the recent unexpected money rain. Gregory Donaldson recently claimed his prize reaching CA$250,000 and he is still unable to comprehend the jackpot.

Lotto 6/49 Proves Generosity with ENCORE Draw Making Lotto Fans Filthy Rich

At first, he thought that the prize amounts to CA$250, but soon he realized that there were even more zeros to it. The 53-year-old Hanover resident purchased the lucky piece of paper at Hanover Foodland and paid some CA$10 for the scratch ticket. As a result of that, he would now be able to cover his debt, as well as possibly purchase a new home in the foreseeable future.

Landscaper Put CA$60M Lotto MAX Ticket in a Safe instead of Cashing It In

A couple from Chateauguay recently claimed another grand prize. Huguette Garceau and Denis Levac won CA$25,000 in the September 5 draw of La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or. However, at first the Mr. Levac would not believe Mrs. Garceau that they have in fact won the grand prize. The numbers on the screen have disappeared by the time she showed him, so her brother had to intervene and prove they are winners.