A couple from Toronto In Canada are celebrating after winning a massive $32m in the Lotto Max draw held on March 9. Their win comes after years of trying to scoop a major lottery prize.
Howard McDonald and Susan Boddington are regular players of not just the Lotto Max draw but also the Lotto 6/49 draw as well. However, as much as they have tried, the couple have failed to get the big win they have always dreamt of, until that fateful night on March 9 when they finally won the Lotto Max jackpot.
Sometimes it does take a long while for that big win to come along. Just ask Janice Rovner from Amherst in New York, USA, who used the same numbers for 20 years before winning a $1m Mega Millions prize. Another patient player was Sheila Nagels from Hamilton in Ontario, Canada, who used the same numbers for seven years until they came up and won her $5m playing the Lotto 6/49 draw.
This $32m Lotto Max jackpot is the latest big win in Toronto. Last October, Nicolae Bogdan was lucky enough to win a $31m Lotto Max jackpot, though he initially told his wife, it was a lot less than that. Also celebrating was 71-year-old Winston Park after his $24.5m Lotto 6/49 win. However, none of those players won as much as $60m Lotto Max jackpot winner Maurice De Gennaro, 68, who was so scared of losing his winning ticket he hid it under a carpet.
The lucky couple bought their jackpot winning Lotto Max ticket from the Real Canadian Superstore on Western Road in Toronto. Howard and Susan have been married for 40 years and have three children, who no doubt will be treated after this big win. In Virginia, USA, Bill Aliff won a $2m Powerball prize and gave some of his winnings to his daughter to pay for her education.
The jubilant Lotto Max players say that from now on they will be “taking it slow” but are “planning on buying a house and taking a few trips.” The Lotto Max jackpot winners added that their windfall means “financial security for us and our family,” as they claimed their winnings at the OLG Prize Centre.
The winning numbers in the March 9 Lotto Max draw were 13-18-20-26-32-35-47 and the Bonus Ball 12. The next Lotto Max draw takes place on Friday May 10 with the jackpot up to $60m.
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