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A couple from Dufferin County in central Ontario, Canada, were some of the biggest winners in the National Lotto Max draw last weekend.

The lottery, which was worth an estimated $50 million last weekend, didn’t find any jackpot winners in that particular drawing, after a man from Hamilton, Ontario, claimed a $50 million prize on this lottery last month, but Wojciech and Deanna Wysocki found themselves winning one of the biggest prizes as they took home $1 million after playing Encore in the Lotto Max drawing held on Saturday September 5th. While the top prize rolled over and became worth an estimated $55 million, Mr and Mrs Wysocki were happy enough to be going home with a cheque for $1 million.

Along with another couple from Winnipeg, who also won $1 million on the Lotto Max last weekend, the residents of the small town of Amaranth won the highest pay-out thanks to their ticket which was purchased from Kitchen Foot Fair on Centennial Road in the town of Orangeville in the centre of Dufferin County. The couple, who join another couple of Ontario winners who won $5 million on another Canadian lottery this year, collected their prize this weekend from Lotto Max officials in Toronto at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission Prize Centre, and posed for pictures with their oversized cheque.

“Life will stay simple,” said Mr Wysocki of their plans for their lotto winnings, and insisted that both he and his wife will continue to work. “We will keep on working but it’s sure nice to know we have savings for our retirement,” he continued. Recently, another couple from Ontario took home a Canadian Dream Lottery prize which added up to a brand new home.

For now, however, the couple plans to take some time off and relax, “we will take a little time off just to relax and not answer the phone!” said Mr Wysocki. Hopefully there will be some time for celebrating in there as well, just like a lottery player from Delta in British Columbia did when she won $12.5 million on the Lotto Max earlier this summer.

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