When it comes to large lottery winning, fans are not the only people to benefit from the cash windfall coming out of nowhere. Points of sale are also eligible for a small portion of the overall amount, usually amounting to one percent.
The Richmond location that sold a CA$60-million Lotto MAX ticket last month recently bagged some CA$60,000 for being the reliable retail point for many lottery enthusiasts. Over the past few weeks, Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 have changed many lives, as grand jackpots and millions of Canadian dollars have been given away.
This includes the 10-month delay of Edmonton’s Bon Truong who bagged his CA$60-million jackpot just a couple of days ago. Every retail location selling lottery tickets is eligible for a percentage of the cash paid out, a detail gladly welcomed by many retailers.
Retail Point Receives CA$60K
The Richmond store that sold a winning Lotto MAX ticket recently bagged a record amount of cash. Verna Holmes has been a lottery ticket seller over the past 35 years and there have been times when the dream of holding a lottery cheque for a photo has been on her mind.
She had the chance to do so recently, as she bagged her percentage of the grand Lotto MAX Main prize that a Richmond resident received recently. Retired fisherman Joseph Katalinic became eligible for a cash windfall of CA$60 million and the winning ticket was purchased at his local Seafair Smoke & Mixer at Seafair Shopping Centre.
As a result of that, the shop had to receive CA$60,000 from the overall jackpot which is also a record-breaking amount for British Columbia. Up until now, not a single point of sale in the province had bagged such a jackpot percentage.
The largest amount received previously reached CA$50,000, once again linked to Lotto MAX jackpots. For the time being, Mrs. Holmes stated that she would keep her plans to herself. Lotto 6/49 was also generous over the past few days, as Mei-Main Sun Yen, a resident of Richmond Hill, received her cheque for CA$1 million.
Group of 17 Bags CA$500K
The Guaranteed Lotto 6/49 prize was part of the August 21 draw and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced that the winner has made her way to the closest prize claim office. The lucky piece of paper was purchased at Food Basic on Mackenzie Drive and the point of sale would now be eligible for a percentage of the prize as well.
Ontario was also blessed with a group of 17 individuals that would now have to divide their jackpot reaching CA$500,000. All of them participated in a Hit or Miss game on August 16 and managed to match all 12 of the needed numbers. Some of the winners hail from Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, and Elora, but the special ticket was bought at Circle K on Activa Avenue in Kitchener.
Another Ontario winner recently bagged CA$100,000 thanks to the Instant Cleopatra game. Grainne Hallman of Barrie is now much richer and her plans for the upcoming weeks are more than exciting. The 57-year-old is planning an exciting vacation and a well-deserved time for herself, as well as taking care of some bills.