Prescient lottery


RIP Brian
Feb 22, 2001

The prescient publication of future lottery winning numbers raises eyebrows in Canada

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation was in defensive mode this week after an astonishing disclosure on CBC News that the lottery body had put up a website which contained the winning numbers for its Millionaire for Life draw....which is only scheduled for February 28!

Senior corporate affairs manager for the WCLC, John Matheson was the company man left trying to explain the seemingly crystal ball publication, claiming that the website was a test page that should never have been on the web in the first place. Matheson emphasised that the website did indicate it was a February 28 draw, even though the numbers appeared on February 17!

The new national lottery tickets are currently still being sold, with the draw set for February 28 in Montreal.

News reports were that on Saturday, a web page with what seemed to be all the winning results appeared for nine hours before it was taken down.

Millionaire for Life's grand prize is $1 million a year to the lucky winner for each of the next 25 years.