The Long/Lotto Weekend: 1 winner in B.C., 1 in Ontario



Good lord, one family in British Columbia have had their lives upended by winning the Lotto Max this past Friday with a jackpot of – get this – $35,738,798. That’s all for one ticket; no splitting; no sharing. Holy moly, can you imagine this?

David Rennie, his partner Sandra Morgan and their son Kyle Rennie were videotaped holding the winning ticket by a local TV station. This steelworker from Campbell River on Vancouver Island has announced that he is going to quit his job, but first wants to make sure the money is deposited in his account which supposedly will happen on Tuesday.

Click here to see a video report from CHEK-TV a local station on the island telling the story with an interview with Dave Rennie and his family. As Dave says, “It’s surreal.”

For Ontario, the WCLC is saying that Saturday’s winning 6/49 ticket was purchased in Ontario. Hey, that’s a cool $3,276,853. Nothing to sneeze at there.

The Victoria Day long weekend

Boo, Environment Canada is reporting for Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers early this afternoon. Clearing this afternoon. Then for Monday: Cloudy. A few showers beginning in the morning and ending in the evening then 30 percent chance of showers later in the evening. Risk of a thunderstorm. Rats. Oh well, when we go out, we have to be prepared with an umbrella.


Canada’s Wonderland is planning a show for Sunday, May 22nd at 10pm. Ashbridges Bay is scheduled to set off some fireworks on Monday at 9:30pm. Ontario Place has nothing scheduled.

Other Events

Queens Quay Terminal and the surrounding area is playing host on Monday to some free pirate-themed fun ranging from face-painting and crafts to performances by magician Zoltan the Adequate Pirate and man of daring-do Long Jon Strong.

All weekend, Harbourfront Centre has circus-themed performances and activities for all ages. Since the Harbourfront Centre is right next to the Queens Quay Terminal, on Monday you could do the circus and the pirate themes in one trip.

On Monday, May 23rd, Fort York will be open from 10am-5pm for Victoria Day Celebrations and the Gibson House will be celebrating the Queen’s Birthday from noon-5pm. Montgomery’s Inn is having a Victoria Day Tea and Tour on Monday.

Toronto.Com has a complete listing of weekend events.

Doors Open Toronto: May 28 & 29

Check out Toronto’s web site for information about this up-coming weekend event. I’ve been out a few times and it’s a great way to get in to see some buildings that normally may be off-limits to the public. Our city has a number of interesting places so why not check out what’s in your own backyard?

The web site has a short video highlighting some of the buildings you may or may not be familiar with. Plus, there’s a comprehensive list and a map of where they are. Be there or be square!

Other News

As you may or may not know, yesterday was supposed to be the end of the world, well, according to one Harold Camping, a Christian evangelist from California. I’ve updated the article with some new information from May 22, end of the world plus one. See May 21: The End of the World (Afterword May 22)

See you all around on the pages of Oye! Times.

6/49: Sat, May 25, 2011: $3,000,000

Lotto 6/49: One chance in 13,983,816

Lotto Max: Fri May 27: $10 million (No MaxMillions)

Lotto Max: One chance in 28,633,528

All the latest winning numbers

You can visit the Lotto web site and check out all the latest winning numbers including Poker, 49, Lottario, Keno, Pick 4, Pick 3 and Payday. Of course, all the Encore numbers can be found there as well.

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