Toronto, ON – Roderick (Paul) Downey of Mulmur said yes to ENCORE (December 23, 2016 LOTTO MAX) and won $1 million. Paul matched all seven winning numbers on his ENCORE selection.
“I enjoy playing LOTTO MAX when the jackpot is high,” shared Paul while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I don’t always check my tickets right away. In this case it was months so you can imagine the shock.”
Paul left his ticket on a shelf at his home. “I had forgotten all about it. Recently I was reaching for some paperwork. That’s when I saw the ticket and remembered I had bought it just before Christmas.”
Next, Paul headed to the store to check his if he was a winner. “I handed the ticket to the retailer, not thinking it would be a winner. After scanning it, the retailer told me I had a big winner and that OLG would be calling the store to speak with me. I began feeling shaky. I never thought I would win $1 million! Like most people, I talked about what I would do if I won but I never really expected it to happen.”
Paul already has plans for his windfall. “My kids are still figuring out what they want to do when they grow up and I want to support their dreams and help in any way I can. I want to spend as much time together as a family so this win could take us on a fantastic tropical family vacation. I am so grateful and happy,” concluded Paul.
The winning ticket was purchased at Masonville Corner Store on County Road 124 in Melancthon.
I want to spend as much time together as a family so this win could take us on a fantastic tropical family vacation.
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