Brampton father of three wins $1,000,000 Lotto Max draw

Published November 1, 2022 at 1:49 pm

The gift of a lottery ticket has paid off for a Brampton family that is now $1 million-dollars richer.

Conrad Bess is a father of three from Brampton who’s been playing the lottery since he was 18-years-old.

When Bess checked a ticket bought as a gift from his wife, he said he was in disbelief.

“I had to scan it multiple times – then I called my wife,” Bess said of realising he had won $1 million. “She was in tears when I told her.”

The 44-year-old father said he plans to use the winnings to pay off his mortgage, complete some renovations, travel and save some money for his kids.

“There’s been sleepless nights, excitement, and confusion,” Bess said. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet.”

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, with prize winners between $1,000 and $49,999.90 encouraged to submit their claims online or mail them.

Submitting claims online is fast, secure and enables OLG to process the claim in a timely manner. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

The winning ticket was purchased at Woodbine Racetrack on Rexdale Blvd. in Etobicoke.

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