A college student from Trenton in Ontario, Canada, has won $68,203.10 on the Lotto 649 after buying a ticket on his 18th birthday.
Joshua Allison’s first every lottery ticket purchase turned out to be possibly his best, as his 18th birthday present to himself was worth $68,203.10. “On my 18th birthday, my dad told me to buy a Lotto 649 ticket,” the lucky winner explained while he was claiming his prize at OLG headquarters in Toronto. “This was my first ever lottery ticket purchase.” Another 18-year-old Canadian became a winner on her birthday when she purchased a scratch card and won $1,000 a week for life.
The lucky winner’s ticket was for the Lotto 649 drawing on August 18th, and he told lottery officials that he waited until the draw had taken place before checking his ticket, and he involved the whole family in the activity. “My brother scanned it for me – it was so exciting,” the Lotto 649 winner recalled. “I was shocked, along with my parents!” the winner smiled. A man from Delaware in the USA celebrated his daughter’s first birthday by purchasing a Multi-Win Lotto ticket worth $83,000.
The 18-year-old is currently studying at Loyalist college in Trenton, and he plans to use his Lotto 649 winnings to save some money for school, but not before taking his family away on a cruise. A Lotto 649 winner from Calgary in the West of Canada was planning a cruise to Panama thanks to his $5 million win.
“This win gives me freedom to travel and pay for school,” the lucky winner told lottery officials, concluding that the $68,203.10 win is the best birthday gift he could have asked for. Recently a nursing student from Manhattan in New York won $1 million on the Mega Millions and was delighted that she no longer had to worry about paying for school, while a recent university graduate from England was able to pay off all of his student loans within four months of graduation thanks to a EuroMillions win.
The winning Lotto 649 ticket was purchased from a Mac’s convenience store on Byron Street in Trenton.
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