Mississauga lottery winner’s husband had to tell her she won $1 million, and not $1,000

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Published November 10, 2021 at 4:42 pm

Mississauga’s Shelley-Ann Oliver was excited when she thought she had won $1,000 with her Lotto 6/49 ticket.  

But upon learning the Sept. 15 ticket was actually a $1 million winner, the 43-year-old married mother was over the moon with joy. 

“When I checked my ticket, I was happy when I thought I won $1,000,” said Oliver, an occasional lottery player, while claiming her winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “I showed my husband and he said, ‘No, it’s $1 million!’ We were shocked.”  

Oliver added she’s grateful for the Guaranteed $1 million Prize win.  

“I want to be smart with it and help others,” she said.  

The winning ticket was purchased at Shell, on Commerce Park Dr. in Innisfil. 

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