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Record-breaking jackpot – Family wins $65,000,000 through Lotto Max draw

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Record-breaking jackpot - Family wins $65,000,000 through Lotto Max draw
The winners, together with Loto-Québec’s President and CEO Lynne Roiter (right), President of Lottery Operations and Vice-President of Public Affairs Isabelle Jean (left), and press conference host Yves Corbeil. (CNW Group/Loto-Québec)
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A family from Montréal won $65,000,000 in the June 11 Lotto Max draw. That’s the biggest jackpot in Canadian history!

The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur Springland, located at 2525 Rue Springland, in Montréal. The convenience store will collect a cool $650,000, i.e. 1% of the jackpot.

The family members celebrated their win during a press conference held today in Montréal.

Isabelle Jean, Loto-Québec’s President of Operations (Lotteries division) and Vice-President of Public Affairs, had this to say: “We’ve never paid out such a huge jackpot! Lotto Max is one of Québec’s most popular lottery draws and we’re thrilled that this is the second Lotto Max jackpot that’s been won here. Just one month ago, a group from Montréal’s South Shore won a whopping $50,000,000 through Lotto Max.”

Lotto Max only just recently moved to two draws a week, i.e. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Highlights

  • The family won the biggest jackpot in Loto-Québec history on a free ticket.
  • Giuseppa Lo Giudice Lanteri won a Free Play ticket through Québec Max, to which she decided to add Lotto Max and Extra. It was thanks to this “add-on” that she won.
  • Giuseppa and Nunzio will be giving a portion of their win to their two children, Jane and Salvatore Lanteri. Four other family members will receive a portion of the money: Salvatore, Antonio, Daisy and Vincenzo Briganti.
  • “We’re happy to be able to provide for our kids,” says the family man.
  • Among the family’s short-term plans: the purchase of a new home in the same Montréal neighbourhood they’ve been living in for the past 50 years.

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $65,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: June 11, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Springland (2525 Rue Springland, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a $650,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal

About Loto-Québec:
Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and June 11, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 37 prizes of $1,000,000 or more, producing 39 millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.

 

Source: Loto-Québec

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Luminosity Gaming partners with BIG Digital to launch first of its kind esports and gaming experience

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Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest and most successful esports organizations in North America, has partnered with experiential technology company BIG Digital to develop an innovative first-of-its-kind interactive gaming activation and experience, with the first event taking place recently at Bud Light Dreams Festival on June 29 and 30, 2019.

Dreams is a two-day, three-stage outdoor sensorial celebration of Toronto’s music and arts community. Luminosity, well known for its overwhelming success in engaging with esports and gaming fans, landed at Dreams with its mobile tour that included interactive touchscreen gameplay, on-site gaming stations and merchandise sales.

“We believe there is a massive intersection of fans between the worlds of gaming and music. Our launch and presence at Dreams validated that belief. We received an overwhelmingly positive response throughout the weekend and can’t wait to replicate this success at other events in the future,” said Steve Maida, founder and president of Luminosity Gaming.

The esports category is exploding and becoming one of the most requested categories that brands want to activate against. BIG and Luminosity are building programs and products that educate brand partners and provide an easy entry point to connect with Luminosity audiences.

“The intent is to provide the esports experience to a wider range of audience groups. A key aspect was designing mobile and flexible structures for customizing the experience. The combination of gaming containers and digital technology, including a giant LED billboard and pop-up digital screens, featured Luminosity content that showcased team and player segments as well as a curated social conversation to festival attendees. A Wi-Fi network enabled mobile contesting and further interactions and engagement by the attendees,” said Michael Girgis, co-founder of BIG Digital.

Luminosity‘s success in connecting with a music-focused audience is not new. In April 2019, Grammy-nominated artist Tory Lanez joined Luminosity’s ownership group. As an ambassador for the franchise, Lanez continues to engage with fans, grow the brand, create content, and help the franchise continue its track record of success through creative ideas and by leveraging Tory’s wealth of experience in the music industry.

In addition to the launch at Dreams, Luminosity has recently made multiple game-changing moves:

The Official LG Fortnite House, a content hub and house in Florida featuring four of the most popular and innovative creators in gaming, launched on June 16, 2019. Formula, Kiwiz, Nicks, and Randumb joined an already stacked roster of Luminosity creators, bringing with them over 900,000 Twitter followers, 7 million YouTube followers, and close to 1 billion total video views. With their addition, the Luminosity online fanbase increased from approximately 50 million to approximately 58 million followers in total.

On May 31, 2019, Luminosity Gaming and Enthusiast Gaming announced a proposed merger. The merger and partnership includes eight esports teams (including Luminosity’s management of the Vancouver Titans Overwatch League franchise), 40 esports and gaming influencers, 80+ gaming media websites, and 900+ YouTube and Twitch channels, and will create a globally leading organization that will produce the best and most engaging experiences for a massive audience of approximately 200 million.
As the franchise continues its growth mission by investing in new teams, players, streamers, and influencers, stay connected with Luminosity for updates:

 

ABOUT LUMINOSITY GAMING:
Luminosity Gaming (LG) is a North American professional esports organization. Founded in 2015 in Canada by Steve Maida with the goal of giving aspiring competitive gamers sustainable careers, the company now hosts some of the best professional gamers in the World. Luminosity has teams and championships in game titles such as Fortnite, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch, PUBG, Halo, Madden, and more. Luminosity scouts for and hires players and teams who compete on the company’s behalf in tournaments online and in arenas around the world for prize money. Through those efforts, Luminosity has grown to be one of the largest and most successful esports organizations, not only in North America but in the world.

ABOUT BIG DIGITAL:
BIG Digital is a leader in experiential media and marketing technologies, providing top brands, retailers, and venues with the latest digital and interactive solutions. As the industry leader in digital out-of-home and interactive activations since 2001, BIG Digital enables all types of brands to engage audiences in unique and immersive ways. BIG Digital’s tech-based approach to creating and executing innovative campaigns using pop-up and permanent videowalls, projection mapping, augmented reality, and touchscreen kiosks continues to fuel the company’s leadership in the marketing, out-of-home, and retail verticals.

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Getting to know Canadian iGaming regulations in 2019

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iGaming is widely accepted by the resident of Canada, the surveys show that approximately 70 percent of the population participates in some form of Igaming. According to the research, 24 percent of Canadians are busy with some form of online gaming on a daily basis. Sadly it is not determined which forms of them are most popular amongst Canadians and how the percentage is divided into the different forms of Igaming. Moreover, the country has not defined the Igaming industry clearly yet, and since in some of the provinces regulations are more strict than in others, it is hard to assume how honest the participants are when asked questions about their involvement in different forms of Igaming. However, it is clear that Igaming is very popular in Canada. Unfortunately, the regulations are not that clear. To understand what does the iGaming regulations look like in Canada in 2019 let’s go little back in history.

Forming of the regulatory framework

Just half a century ago all forms of gambling were prohibited in the country, including the lottery. Only in 1969, the criminal code was changed, allowing the governments of the provinces, as well as the federal governments, to host lotteries. Later on, in 1985, the law has changed once again and the provinces were given the right to regulate most forms of gambling and legalize them according to their own choice and decision. 10 provinces used this right in favor of the gambling and legalized some forms of it. Therefore, the laws are quite different from one province to another, most usually one can see the mix of forms of gamblings that are legal in each province. It might include lotteries, video lottery terminals, sports lotteries, racetracks, bingo, land-based casinos, and slot machines.

IGaming and gambling laws in Canada

The situation regarding online gambling is slightly different. The laws have started to take shape just recently. There are four provinces only that host web-based gambling sites and all the online casino games. These websites are available to the adult residents of these provinces only. Generally, while Canada is more open to the various forms of gambling, it had a more strict attitude towards online gambling and igaming. There is a separate commission that governs exclusively online casinos, and only one territory – Kahnawake Mohawk territory allowed to run online casinos. This territory is even considered to be legally offshore. Only four provinces authorize online casinos, these are Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba.
While it is almost impossible for many providers in Canada to have an online casino, Canadian gamblers can freely enjoy playing online casino games with the casinos that are not based in Canada and are authorized by the commissions of different countries such as the UK Gambling Commission.
Till now, it does not seem that there will be any changes whatsoever tackling the Canadian regulations for the iGaming industry. Since provinces have the right to change their regulations by themselves till today some Canadians have different rights when it comes to playing online casino games.

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PowerPlay.com is giving $20 Free to every player in Canada

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To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st PowerPlay.com are giving $20 to every Canadian player that registers on the site on or before Canada Day with no deposit needed.

PowerPlay.com is celebrating with its players in the Canadian market by offering something special for the big day. Anyone in Canada that is registered with the site by the 1st July will have a $10 free bet and $10 in free casino chips added to their account, there is no need to deposit to claim the $20 free.

Evan Castile, COO of PowerPlay is keen to celebrate Canada Day. “We have come up with something a little special this year for Canada Day, something that has not been seen before. We want to give anyone in Canada the chance to win big at PowerPlay.com and celebrate the day in style. We welcome all Canadians to try their luck at sports betting or in our casino”.

Full details of this exciting promotion can be found at https://www.powerplay.com/lp/canada-day/
PowerPlay.com is designed to meet the rising demands of mobile and live betting, as well as aggregating the industry’s best data feed suppliers the PowerPlay site also features a wide range of casino content, including slots from Microgaming and Realistic Games. The live casino, provided by Evolution Gaming, allows players to interact with live dealers when playing table games such as blackjack and roulette.

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