Hamilton man ‘jumps and screams with excitement’ after $1 million lotto win
Published January 20, 2023 at 12:47 pm
A 38-year-old Hamilton man won $1 million playing Instant Ultimate from Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG).
Paolo Henrique has been playing the lottery for 12 years and says this is his first big win.
The father of three, who works as a roofer, discovered his win on New Year’s Day.
“What a great way to start the new year!” Henrique shared at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “I was so happy, jumping and screaming with excitement.”
Henrique plans to use part of his windfall as a home down payment.
“I feel so happy. It’s not easy to make $1 million,” he said. “I will use this for a deposit on my new house.”
Instant Ultimate was available for $100 a play with 40 $1 million top prizes drawn on Dec. 31, 2022.
The odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.55.
Henrique’s winning ticket was purchased at Busy Bee Food Mart on Barton St. in Hamilton.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising