Man wins cool $1 million in lottery draw in Stoney Creek

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Published June 26, 2024 at 3:55 pm

Anthony Sheparski of Stoney Creek
Anthony Sheparski of Stoney Creek

A Stoney Creek man was understandably overwhelmed when a convenience store clerk validated his LOTTOMAX ticket and told him he was a millionaire.

Anthony Sheparski is Ontario’s newest MAXMILLIONS prize winner, collecting a cool million bucks from the May 14 draw.

Sheparski, who works in public service, has been a regular player for years and typically plays LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49.

“I was at the store, on my way to pick up some dinner and handed in my ticket,” he said while visiting the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his windfall. “The clerk said, ‘It’s a big winner!’ We were both unsure what that meant. When I found out it was a $1 million prize, it was hard to believe. Even now, it is unbelievable!”

The self-described cat and dog dad was left speechless when presented with his winnings. “I’ve never seen my name on a cheque for $1 million,” he said with a smile. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude!”

“This win is a whole new opportunity for me. I am considering a few road trips in a new RV.”

LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won more than $8 billion since 2009, including 105 jackpot wins and 879 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Barton Street in Stoney Creek.

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