Hamilton married couple share a dance after $100,000 lotto win


Published March 14, 2023 at 11:52 am

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A married couple from Hamilton turned on some music and shared a dance after realizing their $100 lotto win was actually worth $100,000.

A married couple from Hamilton danced with excitement after realizing a $1 Encore investment fetched them $100,000 in an Ontario Lotto Max draw.

Ernest Hughes matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order.

The 62-year-old grandfather and retiree says he’s been playing the lottery for 20 years.

“I asked my wife to check the ticket on her phone,” Hughes explained, “and she said, ‘You won $100!’”

“When I looked at it, I realized it was actually $100,000.”

“I turned on the music, and my wife and I started dancing with excitement,” Hughes said.

He shared the big news with loved ones over a family dinner.

“They were all so excited,” added Hughes.

“Winning the lottery feels like floating through the air. I simply love it. It put a big smile on my face.”

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He plans to save his winnings after completing some home renovations and travelling.

Encore offers 22 ways to win. It can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1.

There is an Encore draw every day.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sunrise Convenience on Ottawa Street in Hamilton.

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