Hamilton man claims $1-million lotto ticket

Published November 10, 2020 at 11:56 am

The $1-million Maxmillions ticket that had been unclaimed from the July 17 Lotto Max draw has been cashed in.

Sydney Evans, a 72-year-old married father from Dundas, says he was “cool as a cucumber” after realizing he was a big winner.

“I haven’t been going out to the store as regularly because of the pandemic, so little by little I would take my tickets to the store to check,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “When I scanned it, I thought something went wrong, so I gave it to the clerk. I’m still not sure if this is real.”

Sydney Evans of Dundas holding a $1-million novelty cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. (OLG)

Sydney, a retiree, says he’ll be taking trips when it’s safe to travel again.

OLG is accepting in-person prize claims by appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the Prize Centre.



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