A retired Navy veteran from Hamilton is smooth sailing with a $250,000 instant lottery win.Eighty-four-year-old Ernest Stokes is a father of seven and grandfather of “many”, according to Ontario Lottery Gaming. He won the top prize on an Instant Sonic Multiplier.Stokes said it felt fantastic when he scratched his winning ticket. “This is my first really big win, although I remember winning $10,000 a few years back too,” said Stokes during an interview at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “I said woah and started jumping up and down!”The Hamilton senior plans on sharing his winnings with his family. The winning ticket was purchased at Goldie’s Variety on Mohawk Rd. in Hamilton.
US indexes end a turbulent week with a surge; Dow gains 167 as Nike soars on higher earnings by The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2014 2:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are closing out a turbulent week with a solid gain.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 167 points, or 1 per cent, to 17,113 Friday, making up much of its loss from the day before. Nike soared 12 per cent, the most in the Dow, after reporting higher earnings.The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 16 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 1,982. The Nasdaq rose 45 points, or 1 per cent, to 4,512.The surge comes at the end of a roller-coaster week for the market. The S&P 500 lost 1.4 per cent, its biggest weekly loss since early August.Janus Capital Group soared 43 per cent after announcing it had hired star bond fund manager Bill Gross.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.53 per cent.