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Winning ticket for Friday's $48 million Lotto Max jackpot sold in Ottawa

TORONTO - Anyone who bought a ticket in Ottawa for Friday's Lotto Max draw should check the numbers. Officials say there was a single winning ticket for the $48 million jackpot. And it was sold in Ottawa. Next week's Lotto Max jackpot will be an estimated $10 million.

Arab states pledge to work to end rifts: Kuwait declaration

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Arab leaders pledged at the end of a summit in Kuwait on Wednesday to work to end rifts that have divided their countries. "We pledge to work decisively to put a final end to divisions...," Kuwait's foreign ministry undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah said, reading from a statement at the end of the two-day meeting. (Reporting by Rania El Gamal, writing by Sami Aboudi)

Hasbro asks Facebook fans to determine 'house rules' for Monopoly

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Hasbro knows that Monopoly fans play with their own rules, from negotiating to co-own properties to collecting a pile of cash if you land on 'Free Parking.' So it is letting Facebook fans dictate the 'house rules' in future editions of the game. It's the latest stunt from Hasbro to breathe new life into the 79-year-old game. Last year Hasbro added a cat token and retired the iron. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island company has also issued games with an electronic bank and theme editions ranging from Monopoly Jr. to Monopoly Millionaire.

Provincial agencies band together, want more young people buying lotto tickets

WINNIPEG - Provincial lottery agencies are facing a big problem — millennials aren't buying lottery tickets nearly as much as their parents do. The agencies are banding together to try to develop a new national lottery aimed at people under 35. They also want to find ways to make ticket-based gambling more attractive to the video-game generation.

Cricket: Unhappy Broad seeks clarity on rain delays

An unhappy England captain Stuart Broad is seeking clear rules on when the weather should stop play after his team's World Twenty20 defeat against New Zealand. On-field umpires Aleem Dar of Pakistan and Paul Rieffel of Australia failed to stop the game despite thunder when New Zealand were chasing a 173-run target set by England in a Group One Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Saturday. The umpires waited until heavy rain fell. Even after a 25-minute delay the match could not be resumed.

Two tickets share $400 million U.S. lottery jackpot

(Reuters) - Two winning tickets in Florida and Maryland will share about $400 million from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, lottery officials said, marking the third highest jackpot in the game's history. The winning numbers were 11, 19, 24, 33, 51 and 7, according to the Mega Millions website. The jackpot had been rolling over since January 3 and swelled again after no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing of the game, which is played twice a week.

Mega Millions jackpot in United States climbs to $400 million

(Reuters) - Dreamers across the United States opened their wallets to buy tickets for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot of about $400 million, the third largest in its history. The jackpot swelled after no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing. If no winner emerges Tuesday night, the jackpot will roll over for the next drawing on March 21.

Cricket: Pakistan, England to play disabled cricket series

Pakistan and England's disabled cricket teams will play each other in a second short limited over series in Dubai later this month, officials said Thursday. The series comes two years after they first met, with cricketing authorities hoping that the announcement of another match is a stepping stone towards a disabled world cup. "Our initial efforts proved very successful and we hope that the bilateral series will open the way for a disabled world cup soon," Amiruddin Ansari, secretary of the Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association, told reporters.

Microsoft counts on shooter game 'Titanfall' to fire up Xbox One sales

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz that has built up around the release of the game, one of the most anticipated new products for the latest version of the Xbox, by hosting over 6,000 midnight launch events worldwide.

Candy Crush sweetens gaming for female audience

With three young children and a full-time job, Emma Martini has little time for computer games. But every night she sits quietly at the end of her son's bed to reassure him while he falls asleep -- and plays Candy Crush. "It stops me sitting there in the dark for 15 minutes staring at the wall!" the 32-year-old told AFP, laughing. Martini is one of the legion of fans of the addictive online game, many of whom can be seen playing it at every spare minute on their tablets and smartphones.
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