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CAMBRIDGE RESIDENT WINS $5 MILLION LOTTO 6/49 CLASSIC JACKPOT
Toronto, ON – William Sheridan of Cambridge can “find his possible” after winning $5 million in the LOTTO 6/49 Classic Jackpot on February 1, 2023.
William, a retiree, says he has been playing the lottery for about 20 years and LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 are his favourite games.
"I was enjoying my coffee on my balcony and checked my ticket using the OLG App," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his winnings. "I shouted, 'Yay, I won $5,000!' but when I noticed an extra comma, I realized it was $5 million. My neighbour came outside to see what all the ruckus was about, and I showed him my phone screen.”
William plans to share his win with his children and go on a vacation to Cuba. "I will take this day by day and plan the rest later."
The 72-year-old says this win is a dream come true. "I can't explain how this win feels. It was so unexpected," he concluded.
OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.
LOTTO 6/49 offers players a chance to win two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, for the same $3 per play.
The Classic Draw offers a fixed $5 million jackpot for every draw, while the Gold Ball Draw guarantees a $1 million prize, or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million and can exceed $60 million. Click here for more information about the new LOTTO 6/49.
The winning ticket was purchased at Sobeys on Cedar Street in Cambridge.
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