Canadian Poker Dealers Hit Lottery Jackpot
Canada, lottery jackpot, poker dealers.
Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2015 by "T".
Several happy phone calls between a group of poker dealers were made early on Saturday morning when it became clear that they had won the state lottery jackpot of CAD$1 million (US$745,000).
The group of 10 dealers at the Casino de Montreal had a regular player pool for the state lottery, and on Friday evening they purchased 30 tickets for the Loto-Québec's Maxmillions draw, of which one lottery ticket won them the jackpot!
CAD$100,000 each might not be enough for anyone of them to retire for good, but the money will surely come in handy. One of the winners, Carina Kingbury, told CBC News that sharing the money with her friends and colleagues is even better than winning it alone.
''You're sharing with other people that you work with," she said. "And it's kind of like sharing a bottle of wine alone or sharing it with a bunch of friends. Even if you have less, you're with good people and I think it makes it even more special."
Kingbury added that she will use the money to pay off her car loan and go on a holiday with her two daughters.
source: CBC News
14 comments for "Canadian Poker Dealers Hit Lottery Jackpot"
| klash23||10/1/2015 1:56:08 PM GMT|
| That is definitely some good news for those guys!!I am not sure what 100,000 Canadian dollars equates to but I am sure it is a tidy amount.Lets hope they put it to good use and maybe use it for some games on the other side of the poker tables.|
| xxxpokerxxx1||10/1/2015 4:02:35 PM GMT|
| it was a national lottery and total prizes was worth $60 million but still a million is very good|
| demodawggy||10/1/2015 4:41:41 PM GMT|
| ... < It was actually worth approximately $85,000,000.00... A $60 million dollar 1st prize,...and 25 separate single draws of 1 million each...! Those folks won and split one of the 25 subsidiary millions....! |
... < I won $20 for matching 4 out of the 7 numbers drawn...
... < I wanted to win it SO MUCH because I'm SICK of being a peasant...
| xxxpokerxxx1||10/1/2015 4:55:07 PM GMT|
Posted by demodawggy
< It was actually worth approximately $85,000,000.00... A $60 million dollar 1st prize,...and 25 separate single draws of 1 million each...! Those folks won and split one of the 25 subsidiary millions....!
< I won $20 for matching 4 out of the 7 numbers drawn...
< I wanted to win it SO MUCH because I'm SICK of being a peasant...
I would so love to win a jackpot of any kind just so I can know what its like to have money I probably wouldn't sleep for a few days if I won $60 million
| Heskor||10/1/2015 5:16:37 PM GMT|
| yeah winning a small bit is better than not winning anything at all and all, anyway keep playing and one day who knows you might win the big jackpot and all, anyway peace out im going out as im tired and had just like 6 hours of sleep for like 2 days and my brain is not working and have to sleep and come back refresh tomorrow for work and all, anyway good luck have fun at the tables and rest as you cant play poker tired!|
| pochui||10/1/2015 5:36:47 PM GMT|
| oh cool they won a million, wait they have to split it into 10 chunks, oh the agony.... at least they got 100k for their efforts, they can take a couple of year on vacation and then back to work i'm afraid. still great news, i imagine i wouldn't feel too disappointed after hearing that i've won 100k one day.|
| crash58||10/1/2015 8:44:39 PM GMT|
| If you gonna make a news post you should have the facts straight.|
1) they did not win a state lottery, Canada does not have states, it has Provinces.and two territories.
2)They did not win loto Quebec, this lottery is sold all across Canada.
3) they did not win loto maxmillions, they won a bonus draw that is called maxmillions, the draw they won it in is called Loto Max
4) they did not win the jackpot, the jackpot for that draw was $60 million.
For this draw the jackpot was $60 million
And there were 25 bonus draws of $1 million
Thats what they won,one of the bonus draws.
So when posting some news do some research first.
Glad to help out.
| legionarul24||10/2/2015 7:17:56 AM GMT|
| good for him , why i am not so lucky?... ))|
| Purrrplehaze||10/2/2015 1:13:13 PM GMT|
| This group won the QUEBEC lottery,which was a prize of a million. The 60 million was one by a group of 12 co-workers at Canadian Black Book in Markham ONTARIO who won the lotto max. Which yeah, is worth 45 million US. They all said they are gonna keep working...The ticket was bought at at Petro Canada gas station in Brampton Ontario. And Carina Kingbury was not on the Ontario Prize winners list. FYI: Ontario and Quebec have their own seperate Provincial Lotteries and Lotto Max is available cross country.|
| klash23||10/2/2015 2:38:47 PM GMT|
| I see that one Canadian dollar is worth about 50p so not too bad of a win for the dealers.....not an amount where you will be retiring any earlier but it could be put to some good use.....and that great charity called the KPF,(klash poker fund) is willing to take donations. |
| bowie1984||10/2/2015 7:20:34 PM GMT|
Posted by pochui:
oh cool they won a million, wait they have to split it into 10 chunks, oh the agony.... i imagine i wouldn't feel too disappointed after hearing that i've won 100k one day.
I imagine you would feel disappointed just by knowing this money is in the currency of canadian dollar. At least I would.
| xgcsnippy||10/2/2015 10:41:27 PM GMT|
| Oh well 649 this week is 30 million and lotto max is up at 22 million.|
60 million too much, id be happy with 10 million
| cwdignus||10/4/2015 1:00:25 AM GMT|
| Carina Kingbury is that you are not planning on having a friend here in Brazil ? I'm here at your disposal ... play the part ... I hope you have the same sort of these guys and win this week at mobdraw , is not much more money I will make me very happy ... hoping luck knock on my door or rather the door open in mobcalendar ...|
| Calmplay||10/7/2015 9:28:28 AM GMT|
| Even if they have to share the amount won, it's still a good one to start the poker pro career which I hope one of them would as a lot of poker superstars pro were dealer before... I mean being a dealer is a good way to learn the game and develop some reading the player abilities.|
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