Paul Girard and Cynthia Morin-Girard from Hearst in Ontario, Canada, love playing the Lotto 6/49 game. Patience has paid off for them because after using the same numbers for over a quarter of a century, they won $133,609.70 in the November 23, 2016, Lotto 6/49 draw.
The lucky pair managed to match the five main numbers and the Bonus Number to win the second-tier prize. The couple have certainly been patient for their big win after using the same numbers for 26 years. Sometimes it does take a while for those supposedly lucky numbers to win a big lottery prize. Olga Beno from Nova Scotia in Canada used the same numbers for over 20 years before winning a $5.3m Lotto 6/49 jackpot last December. Another Canadian, Sheila Nagels won $5m playing Lotto 6/49 with numbers she’d played for over seven years.
It was Paul who discovered that their Lotto 6/49 ticket had won $133,609.70 when checking the results online. He didn’t have the Lotto 6/49 ticket with him at the time but seeing the numbers thought “they looked familiar.” He quickly contacted his wife who initially thought something was wrong. Once she read him their Lotto 6/49 numbers he told them they’d won the lottery.
Cynthia owns a florists so with Christmas on the way the couple weren’t able to go to Toronto and claim their prize until late December. The couple have a young daughter and are planning to take her on holiday. Mexico is a possibility, they don’t mind as long as it’s somewhere hot. That wasn’t the case for Ken Wedgeworth from England who wants to go to the Arctic Circle after his £1m EuroMillions win.The winners of a $30,000 Match & Win prize in Maryland, USA, were able to go on their first holiday in ten years.
They also plan on using their Lotto 6/49 winnings to help pay for their daughter’s education. In England, £1m UK Lotto winner Vic Eden shared his win with his family. Paul concluded, “Winning the lottery feels great and takes a big load off our shoulders.”
Despite those lucky Lotto 6/49 numbers coming up trumps, Cynthia says “even though we won, I plan to continue to play these numbers.” The winning ticket was purchased at Hearst Corner Store on George Street in Hearst and the numbers drawn in the November 23 Lotto 6/49 draw were: 06-12-13-21-31-42 and the Bonus Number 22.
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