TORONTO, ON – Congratulations to Uwe Mittelstedt of Hamilton for winning $250,004 from the July 8, 2017 LOTTARIO draw.
“I logged on to olg.ca from my home computer and that’s how I found out about my win,” shared Uwe while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I took the ticket to a nearby store and gave it to the retailer for validation.”
The 76 year old retired father watched as the terminal froze. “Customers at the store were wondering what was happening and the retailer was shocked.” Uwe sent a text to his girlfriend to share the good news. “She said, ‘Wow!’ I haven’t had a chance to tell my son yet because he works in Japan. I plan to surprise him.”
Plans are underway for Uwe’s windfall. “Aside from visiting my son in Japan, I plan to buy a new car and maybe even treat my girlfriend. It’s pretty cool to win the lottery, especially since I’m retired. It gives me extra security,” he concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Fortino’s on Centennial Parkway in Hamilton.
It’s pretty cool to win the lottery, especially since I’m retired. It gives me extra security.
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