ONTARIO FAMILY WIN CANADIAN LOTTO MAX PRIZE AFTER SPUR OF THE MOMENT DECISION TO BUY TICKETS
An uncle and his nephew from Aylmer, in Ontario, Canada, have split a huge Lotto Max prize after a late night conversation led to them buying some tickets.
Just like another recent family syndicate who took home £1 million on the UK Lotto, Isaias Wall and his nephew, Carlos Wall, told lottery officials as they collected their Lotto Max prize worth more than $250,000 in Toronto that they just happened to be spending an eveningtalking about the lottery when they decided to buy some tickets. “A few weeks ago we were both at a family reunion in Aylmer,” Isaias said while at the OLG Prize Centre last week. Just like a recent North Carolina Powerball winner, it was a spur of the moment decision that led to their fortune; “My nephew and I were talking about the lottery and that conversation led to us to buy some tickets.”
Isaias said that he went to the store the buy some tickets a few days later, and forgot all about them for a week until he was grocery shopping and remembered that he needed to check them. “I scanned my tickets at the ticket checker and one came up as ‘Big Winner,’ I handed it to the retailer to validate and she was so excited when she realized I had a winning ticket,” he said. “I kept my composure even though I was extremely excited,” Just like another Toronto Lotto Max winner who hid his winning ticket under a carpet.
The Lotto Max winner said that he then went back to work and called his wife, remaining calm while he told her that he’d be able to take her on that cruise that she’s been dreaming of. The next day he tried to call his nephew, but when he didn’t answer he called his brother, Carlos’ dad, who passed the message straight on that they’d won $262,286.30.
“I told him we won big but at first he didn’t believe me. He kept asking, ‘How much? That’s unreal. I can’t believe it!’” The lottery winners said that they plan to have a big family celebration during the next holiday, and Carlos said he wants to spoil his loved ones and take a vacation. Isaias has similar plans, along with paying off his mortgage. Together, they are thinking about investing their Lotto Max winnings in a rental property, ensuring an income for the future, just like an Ontario winner we told you about last week who was planning to use their Ontario 49 lottery win to invest in her future.
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