Hamilton woman wins $1 million with Lotto 6/49, immediately calls her accountant
Published October 13, 2022 at 12:52 pm
A Hamilton woman wasted little time searching for financial advice after winning the guaranteed $1 million prize with Lotto 6/49.
Lesley Irvine was recently in Toronto to collect her winnings at the OLG Prize Centre.
“I checked my ticket using the ticket checker at the store, but when I saw the screen, I thought it was strange,” she explained. “I checked it a few more times and then went to another store.”
“When I used the second ticket checker, and it said the same, I went home to check the numbers myself.”
“I was in disbelief,” Irvine said. “It’s an overwhelming experience.”
Irvine said she’s been a regular lottery player for the past five years.
The first person she called after realizing her win was her accountant.
“I needed to make sure I had good advice from a trusted advisor,” Irvine added.
She plans to use some of her windfall for travel.
“I’ve always wanted to see Egypt and Greece. Now that I know this is real, I need some time to decide how to enjoy a million dollars.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Goldie’s Variety on Mohawk Rd. in Hamilton.
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