‘I thought I won $1,002 because I didn’t have my glasses on:’ Hamilton man becomes instant millionaire
Published April 13, 2021 at 3:46 pm
A 57-year-old skilled trade worker from Hamilton won the guaranteed $1-million prize in the April 15, 2020, Lotto 6/49 draw.
Jack Demerjian also won $2 on his Encore selection, bringing his total winnings to $1,000,002.
As they say, the rich get richer.
Jack says he was on his way home from a Scenic Dr. when he decided to check his ticket using the OLG Lottery App.
“I thought I won $1,002 because I didn’t have my glasses on,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I put my glasses on and checked again and I thought I was dreaming when I saw all these zeroes. I was shocked.”
Jack plans to invest and save his win for retirement.
“It will be nice to not make decisions based on finances,” he said.
Lotto 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The winning ticket was purchased at Little Short Store on Pinebush Road in Cambridge.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising