“When the retailer scanned my ticket and it said ‘Big Winner’ I was in another world! I couldn’t believe it,” said Pierre, a 63 year old construction worker, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to claim his prize. “On the drive home, I thought about all the things that I could do with this money!”
The father of two plans to build a new garage, take a much need vacation and invest the remainder of his winnings.
The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on Highway 34 in Green Valley.
Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $10 billion in prizes, including 1,275 jackpot wins. As of February 10, 2014, there have been 3,136 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit olg.ca and click on Lotteries.