A married father of one from Lake St Peter in Ontario, Canada, has revealed he was shocked beyond belief when he realised he’d won $10 million on the Lotto Max.
Barry Combdon won his fortune in the August 3rd drawing of the Lotto Max, after buying a ticket from his local gas station in Lake St Peter. After the drawing took place, he took his ticket back to the same store in his small community, and he was stunned by what he saw. Another Lotto Max winner from the town of Whitby in Ontario revealed they were still in shock a month after winning $175,000 on the popular national lottery game.
“When the machine froze and OLG called, I was in shock. I’m still in shock,” the bewildered Lotto Max winner said as he collected his prize at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. Mr Combdon, a retired maintenance electrician, told lottery officials that he hopes to use his $10 million Lotto Max prize to buy a couple of new vehicles, make some investments, and help out his family. Recently an electrician from New Zealand won over $20 million on the NZ Powerball, and gave away $10 million within days.
“This win makes life easier,” he said as he smiled with his Lotto Max cheque. “We’ve worked hard all our lives.” Retirement has certainly got sweeter for the Ontario man, who will have more time and funds to do what he loves now that the $10 million is in the bank. A lucky lottery player from Darlington in the North of England recently won £30,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery just two days after retiring and wanted to use her windfall to enable her to spend more time on her motorbike, while another Ontario lottery winner decided to take retirement as soon as he’d won $1.6 million on the Lotto 649.
The winning ticket was purchased from Linkie’s General Store and Gas Bar on Highway 127 in Lake St Peter, a small community in the municipality of Hastings Highlands, around 140 kilometres north of its closest big town, Peterborough. A man from an equally small town in Tennessee recently won on the Mega Millions lottery after buying his first ever ticket and became a millionaire by the next morning.
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