We probably all have our favourite lottery games. For Olga Righetti from Woodbridge in Ontario, Canada, it’s the Lotto 6/49 draw. She has even more reasons to love the game now because she won $1m in the Guaranteed Prize section of the June 10 draw.
The lucky Lotto 6/49 collected her $1m win from the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. She told those attending that she’d been playing the same numbers for the past eight years in an attempt to win a big Lotto 6/49 prize. Those numbers include special birthdays including her own and those of her children. With a big smile Olga said, “Finally it’s paid off.” Gregory Errthum from North Carolina used the same numbers for 32 years before winning a $150,000 Powerball prize.
It wasn’t those treasured numbers that won her the $1m prize though, but the code 50358255-02. The 73-year-old grandmother of five had been out shopping for groceries when she decided to check how her Lotto 6/49 tickets had gotten on. She saw that the ticket was a winner but didn’t have her glasses on so wasn’t sure just how much she’d be receiving. Then she put them on, counted all the zeroes and thought to herself, “Oh my gosh, that’s a million dollars!”
It’s the latest big win in the state of Ontario. Paul Hindo recently won a $22m Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Also celebrating was a player from Pickering in Ontario who landed a $30m jackpot playing Lotto 6/49.
Immediately the Lotto 6/49 winner shared her great news with her daughter and then her son. “They were so excited. There was a lot of screaming and tears of joy,” she laughed. The $1m winner already has several plans on how to spend her winnings.
A family holiday is planned with the Caribbean a likely destination. “As long as we’re all together I don’t care,” she said. Stanley Bolle from Michigan took his wife on honeymoon after his $208,225 Fantasy 5 win. Ken Trieng from Maryland, USA, won $50,000 playing Powerball and treated his mother to a holiday.
Also planned is helping her children financially which she describes as “the greatest gift.” As for herself, Righetti is keen on buying some fancy dinners and a new diamond ring. The lucky Lotto 6/49 winner has described the experience as “an emotional rollercoaster” and being like “a dream that I haven’t woken up from.”
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