Huge Mississauga lotto winner says “Telling my wife that we won was one of the happiest moments”


Published June 29, 2021 at 5:26 pm


Mississauga’s Andy Gordon never won anything over $50…until now.

The 54-year-old was out building a deck in his backyard when he decided to take a break to check his Lotto Max ticket from the June 15 draw.

What he found has made him $500,000 richer.

“I saw the ‘Big Winner’ screen and I was in disbelief,” he said. “My brain and my heart were dreaming big at what this could mean for my family.”

Gordon said he called his kids to verify what he was seeing.

“We were all speechless and shocked,” he said. “Telling my wife that we won was one of the happiest moments we’ve shared.”

The win was Gordon’s share of half of a $1 million Max Millions prize that was split with another ticket holder who had the same number.

He said during the past year he has been playing the lottery more but that he had never won over $50.

Gordon said he has big plans for his windfall. “I want to make some investments, put some aside for my children’s school, take a vacation and get some renovations complete on the house,” he concluded.

To top things up, he also won another $20 on another selection bringing his total winnings to $500,020.

The winning ticket was purchased at Rexall on Eglinton Ave. in Mississauga.

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