‘I’m sharing with my wife:’ Retired Hamilton welder wins big with Pools lottery ticket

Published March 17, 2022 at 3:40 pm

A retired Hamilton welder had a perfect night that netted him a big payday.

George Ioannidis won $79,511.60 playing Pools from the Ontario lottery.

“This is my first big win over $3,000,” he shared while collecting his winnings at the OLG Prize Centre.

The winning ticket was purchased at Husky on King St. in Stoney Creek.

When the last team won, George says he felt on top of the world.

'I'm sharing with my wife:' Retired Hamilton welder wins big with Pools lottery ticket

“I was so excited I got all 15 games right. I was happy about my success – the money was a nice bonus,” he laughed. “I went to pick up my wife from work and shared the good news. She was so happy for me.”

George plans to share his winnings with his wife and invest in their future.

Pools is a $5 sports game that requires you to predict the winner of each game. Get the most correct picks and win or share the prize pool.

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