Lottery win spares Brampton man the wrath of a woken wife

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Published April 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

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Most people need a good reason to wake up a spouse. Brampton’s Anthony Blay-Morkeh had a good reason.

The retired warehouse worker was checking his Lotto 6/49 ticket from the March 27 draw when he realized something good was happening.

“I saw the winning numbers and I was elated,’ he said. That’s when he knew it was okay to do what he did next. “I woke up my wife to tell her the good news.”

As it turns out, the good news was that he won the second prize worth $296,732.

“I won $6,200 with Lotto Max eight year ago,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “This ticket was a ‘free play’ which ended up being a winner!”

The father and grandfather plans to use his winnings to put a down payment on a house. “This is a very good feeling!” he concluded.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shell gas station on Hurontario St. in Mississauga.

 

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