Hamilton steelworker’s lotto loyalty pays off after big win

Published March 9, 2021 at 5:15 pm

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A Hamilton steelworker is almost $800,000 richer after winning big in the lottery.

According to a press release issued by OLG, Hamilton’s Adam Greenly won the Lightning Lotto jackpot on March 1, 2021.

The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $793,662.10 before it was won.

“I was interested in the instant draw of Lightning Lotto, which is why I decided to start playing,” said 25-year-old Greenly, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his win.

“The cashier got very excited and I was suddenly aware I won the jackpot. I couldn’t believe what happened – it was surreal.”

Greenly, who is a regular lotto player, said he had to send a photo of his winning ticket to his mom because “she didn’t believe me.”

He said he plans to use his winnings wisely.

“I have a few plans and will figure out next steps once I finally accept this is real,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Kitman Variety of Dunsmure Road in East Hamilton.

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