A 30-year long commitment to the Canadian Lotto 649 has finally paid off for a woman from Trout Creek, Ontario, Canada, after he won $1 million on January 13th.
Bonita Reichstein from Trout Creek is celebrating her big Lotto 649 win after admitting that she’s been playing the lottery for 30 years. “I have been playing the lottery for about 30 years, I enjoy playing Lotto 649, Lotto Max, and various instant tickets.” Another couple from Ontario won $5 million on the Lotto 649 after playing the same numbers for 30 years.
The big-time lottery player collected her prize from the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto and told lottery officials that she checked her numbers online after the January 13th Lotto 649 draw. “I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing, so asked my daughter to double check my numbers,” Mrs Reichstein explained. “The next thing I knew the entire family was doing the happy dance in the living room.” A recent Maryland lottery winner was also committed to his ticket purchasing routine before he won $100,000 on a “$100 Grand” scratch card game.
The 70 year old said that she then took her ticket to her local convenience store to check the prize and to get the ticket validated, and she said that when she saw the confirmation for herself she couldn’t believe her luck. “When I read the words ‘Big Winer’ on the customer display screen, it was confirmed that I won a million dollars,” she said, adding that she took herself straight off to lottery headquarters. Recently a couple from the Ontarian capital of Toronto won $150,000 on a lottery scratch off.
The Lotto 649 winner has been married for 48 years and is a mother of one and a grandmother of one. She told lottery officials that she plans to use her winnings to continue enjoying her retirement and help out some family members. A lottery player from Ontario was able to retire a month and a half early thanks to his big $23.6 million Lotto Max windfall.
“Winning feels amazing,” she said. “I plan on buying myself a new Buick, and a new car for my daughter as well.” The Lotto 649 winnings will also go towards paying for her grandson’s hockey tuition in the future. A couple from Brampton, Ontario started a college fund for their grandchildren after winning on the Canadian Lotto Max last year.
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