Toronto, ON – Congratulations to Santo La Rosa of Bolton, a regular ONTARIO 49 player, for winning the $2,000,000 jackpot in the September 27, 2017 ONTARIO 49 draw.
“I used the self-checker at my regular retailer after the draw,” shared Santo, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I thought I won $20,000 so I asked the retailer to print out the winning numbers for me. When I saw that the winning numbers matched my numbers, I rescanned my ticket in disbelief. I had won the jackpot!”
Santo immediately sent a text message to his wife to let her know he won big. “Her text message back to me read ‘Whoo, whoo!’” he laughed.
“My first thought after winning was ‘freedom’. I thought about how I wouldn’t have to worry about bills and that I could help out my kids,” shared Santo, a father of three.
“I’ve always wanted a classic car so that will be my first purchase,” smiled Santo. “And then I’ll be taking my family off to Italy for a long awaited vacation. This has been a dream for a very long time and now it will become reality!”
The winning ticket was purchased at Tomas Convenience on Queen Street in Bolton.
My first thought after winning was ‘freedom’.
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