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Richard Walker from Binbook in Ontario, Canada won $256,243.80 in the September 2 Lotto 6/49 draw. He didn’t go around telling everyone though and that included letting his wife know the big news.

The lucky Lotto 6/49 winner was taking his twin sons to school and just before he got there, he stopped off at the Shoppers Drug Mart in St. Catherine’s to check his lottery tickets. He’d already had a bit of lottery luck as he’d had a $10 win. He decided to use that ten dollars to buy some new Lotto 6/49 tickets. No wonder Walker proclaims “That ended up being the best $10 I have ever spent!”

Once the Lotto 6/49 draw had taken place he took his ticket to a store scanner to see if he’d won anything. He received a massive shock when the machine told him his ticket was a ‘Big Winner!’ The shocked lottery player couldn’t believe how much he’d won.

It’s the latest big win in Ontario after Leslie Simpson won $5 million also playing Lotto 6/49. Also celebrating were Mike and Tricia Montminy from Tilbury in Ontario, who scooped a $26m Lotto Max jackpot earlier this year.

He’s told his children about the Lotto 6/49 win but when claiming his prize in Toronto, he admitted that he’s yet to tell his wife and said she will “get the surprise of her life!” David Kaltschmidt and his wife Maureen Smith from Florida won $528.7m playing Powerball, but delayed telling their children the news. The winner of a €500,000 EuroMillions prize said he wanted to keep his windfall a secret.

The father of three may not have told his wife at that stage but has already made plans on how to spend the big Lotto 6/49 win. What he has planned should please her though, as he wants to use some of the cash to send his daughter to medical school. The Caribbean is also on his mind but not to go there on holiday but to purchase some land there. “My wife and I have a dream of one day buying land and building our forever home in Grenada. This win gets us one step closer!” Karl and Andrea Scarff from Dublin, Ireland won a €45,742 Irish Lotto prize and used it to pay for a deposit for their own home.

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