Five people from the town of Kingston in Ontario, Canada, have recently become a lot richer thanks to national lottery draws including Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
One of those lucky winners, to the tune of $3.5 million, was Tye Morley who works in the IT department at the Kingston office of the Canadian Red Cross, and he told lottery officials that he plays Lotto 6/49 for every drawing. “I play Lotto 6/49 twice a week,” he told lottery officials as he collected his prize at lottery headquarters in Toronto. “But this is my first win.” Another Kingston lottery winner was Cristina Panopoulos-Rowe who joked about buying her husband a boat with her winnings before realising she really had won over $250,000 on the Lotto Max.
The lucky winner discovered that he was $3.5 million richer when checking his lottery numbers online and said that it was very emotional. “It feels awesome, and comes with a lot of emotion,” he explained. Another emotional lottery winner was a man from Sydney who recently won $200,000 on the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot. The Lotto 6/49 winner isn’t in a rush to spend his millions, however, but he did say that he has a few things planned including taking a family trip and buying a new truck. “This win feels like a dream,” the father of three added. An Irish lotto winner from Co Kilkenny said that her €50,000 scratch card win felt like a dream as she had previously won on a TV game show 11 years earlier.
Another recent Kingston winner was Wayne Barnett who won $1 million thanks to the Lotto Max Maxmillions, together with couple Joan and Stephen Ellis who also won the $1 million prize in the same drawing. A spokesperson for the lottery said that the Lotto Max winner all declined to discuss their wins or talk about how they planned to spend the winnings. Earlier this summer another Ontario player celebrated a Lotto 6/49 win thanks to a special Super Draw which guaranteed prizes in addition to the main jackpot.
Mr Morley’s winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was purchased from a Circle K store on Milford Drive in Kingston, while Mr Barnett’s winner was purchased from another Circle K store on Princess Street. The Ellises bought their lucky winner from Bayridge Market in Kingston town centre. Another surprised Lotto 6/49 winner is a man from Québec who last year won $25 million and split it with his siblings, rendering them just as shocked as he was!
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