Industry Reports

Jackpot Lightning Strikes Twice in Peterborough, Player Bags CA$70K in Six Months

People say lightning never strikes twice, but a gaming enthusiast from Peterborough might have something to clarify around this quote. This year is a special one for Robert Billinghurst who managed to bag two jackpots in half a year, the latest one claimed at Casino Rama.

The most recent jackpot amounts to CA$50,307 and adds to the February windfall of CA$20,000. Jackpots generally come in two types, the ones won at a casino venue as a result of slot machine action, and the others involving the purchase of an instant or draw lottery ticket.

Both opportunities are equally exciting and could change one’s life in a matter of minutes. The Peterborough enthusiast who had the opportunity to bag an impressive cash payout twice this year could confirm that. Last Friday he became eligible for a CA$50,307 jackpot at Casino Rama.

Casino Jackpots Galore

The Orillia-based casino resort is a popular destination for people ready to try their luck at a premium tribal casino resort. Overseen by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, the venue has a lot up for grabs, benefiting those who have the guts to try.

Mr. Billinghurst has no idea life would get him to that particular casino venue last week. When he recalls the situation, it all sounds like an unexpected turn of events for him, as his original plans for the weekend were quite different.

The Peterborough resident was supposed to go on a trip to the United States over the weekend, but a dental surgery made that impossible. He decided to try his luck instead and make his way to Casino Rama for a change.

Only a couple hours later he saw the celebratory images on the slot machine’s display. His first jackpot for this year was claimed at Casino Peterborough where he is a frequent casino patron. Back in February, Mr. Billinghurst received some CA$20,000 and purchased a vehicle for himself. As for his plans for the second jackpot, he intends on spoiling his family and himself.

Orangeville Hesitates to Bag Prize

As for the lottery jackpots across Canada, the past few days were also generous to some dedicated lottery enthusiasts participating in the latest Lotto 6/49 draw. As it has been confirmed by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Lotto 6/49 CA$9-million jackpot would have to find its winner in the near future. An important detail issued only recently was the clarification that the winner hails from the Orangeville area.

Local players are encouraged to check their pockets and see whether they have not accidentally misplaced the winning ticket. Whoever is in possession of the Lotto 6/49 ticket has some 52 weeks to bag their grand windfall before it reaches its expiry date. This reminder and location highlighting aims to prompt the winner to reach the lottery corporation in a timely manner.

Stoney Creek also saw a winning ticket at the end of this draw. This time the prize reached CA$238,943 and the winner also has 12 months to bag their prize. Lotto 6/49 offers many additional prizes in every draw, which eventually resulted in two CA$100,000 prizes part of the Encore draw. One of them would have to make its way to Sudbury, while the other could soon go to Mississauga.