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15-05-2024

FIND YOUR POSSIBLE: COURTICE RESIDENT WINS $1 MILLION ON LOTTO 6/49 GOLD BALL DRAW

Toronto, ONErnie Neufeld of Courtice can “find his possible” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $1 million in the Gold Ball Draw on May 27, 2023.

Ernie, who is self-employed, is celebrating his first big win after playing LOTTO 6/49 and ENCORE for 15 years. “I was calm and happy. I just kept looking at the scanner and checking out all the zeros!” he said, recalling the moment he realized he won.

The married father of three said he “feels very lucky”, when visiting the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to collect his winnings. “It’s like going to the casino and hitting the jackpot!”

Ernie plans to share his winnings with his kids.

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 The Pantry on Park Road in Oshawa.

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