What would you do if winning a $20.5m Lotto 6/49 jackpot? Well for Dr Peter Hayashida from Pickering in Ontario, Canada, early retirement and helping others are his main aims.
The lucky winner won his Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the October 8, 2016 draw but only collected his winner’s cheque last Friday. It’s been a lucky time for doctors in Ontario. Last week lottery24.com told you how Dr Rodney Willoughby won $100,000 playing Lotto 6/49.
Initially, he thought his Lotto 6/49 win was only $20,000 and he was absolutely delighted with winning that amount. That’s because he and his wife had just spent that amount on renovating their home. John Miller, also from Ontario, thought he had won $1,000 but it turned out to be a $1,000,002 Lotto 6/49 win.
Peter then took his Lotto 6/49 ticket to another machine and scanned the ticket again. This time he counted the zeroes in his win and all he could say was “Oh my gosh.” The winning numbers in the October 8 Lotto 6/49 draw were: 03-27-33-38-42-48 and the Bonus Ball 32. The total amount won by the jackpot winner was $20,531,312.50.
Boris Coquerel from Toronto waited a month before claiming his $30m Lotto Max windfall. This 59-year-old Lotto 6/49 jackpot winner explained why it had taken him so long to claim his Lotto 6/49 winnings. He’s spent the past few months finding someone to take over his practice so he can take early retirement. That’s just what Steven Peloquin from Pittsburgh did after his $153m Mega Millions jackpot win. Joseph Woods from Minnesota, USA, immediately retired after winning a $1m Powerball prize.
He’s also been busy discussing with his wife how to use their Lotto 6/49 windfall. The couple have two children and are planning “some small trips with friends and family, but nothing big.”
It’s the latest big lottery win in Ontario after Lindsey and Georges Theodule won $100,000 playing Lotto Max last year.
The couple also plan on using their Lotto 6/49 winnings to start a charitable foundation, but have yet to decide which cause they will help. “When you get a gift this big, I think you should be responsible and return some of it to the community,” said the Lotto 6/49 winner. Tom Crist from Alberta in Canada has been helping several charities since he won a $40m Lotto Max jackpot.
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