Joseph Gates of Thorold has that“6/49 feeling” after winning a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the December 18, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
Joseph, a 65-year-old business owner, said when he scanned his ticket using the OLG App he thought he won $1,000 at first.
“I wiped my eyes and took another look and realized there were a lot more zeroes!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his win. “I was so happy – this is perfect timing.”exclaimed Joseph
Joseph said his kids didn’t believe him when he told them he won $1 million because he always jokes with them.
He plans to complete some renovations and save some for his grandchildren’s education.
LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13.5 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,412 jackpot wins and 395 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The winning ticket was purchased at the CNIB Kiosk in Walmart on Welland Avenue in St. Catharines.