Burlington Mega Dice jackpot winner had to check ticket four times to be sure

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Published November 19, 2021 at 10:25 am

A Burlington man is $100,000 richer after hitting a recent Mega Dice Lotto jackpot.

Edward Mackinnon, 50, is ecstatic about hitting the $100,000 jackpot in the November 9, 2021 Mega Dice Lotto draw.

The married retail worker said he regularly plays the lottery and loves to play Poker Lotto and Mega Dice.

“When I noticed that I won big, I started to shake and scanned the ticket four more times,” he said when he picked up his over-sized cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

The first thing he did after he realized he won the jackpot was call his wife.

“I had to tell her five times before she believed me,” he said. “She was excited and happy.”

He plans to pay some bills and make sure his loved ones have a great Christmas.

“It’s surreal. I feel like I’m in a movie of my own life.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Gateway Gas Bar on Plains Rd. in Burlington.

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