Mississauga man wins the jackpot lottery thought it was a hoax


Published April 22, 2021 at 7:55 pm


A lucky Mississauga man is preparing to spread the love and give back to the community with his incredible jackpot winnings. 

OLG says Raymond Rooke has that “6/49 feeling” after winning $11,401,277.30 with Lotto 6/49 from the April 14, 2021 draw.

OLG says Rooke split the $22.8 million jackpot with a ticket sold in Scarborough.

Rooke, a 59-year-old married father who works in finance, told OLG that he is a regular lottery player and has an iGaming subscription.

“I play the same set of numbers and was considering changing them, but never got around to it,” he said.

Thursday morning, Rooke logged onto his computer and saw an email from OLG.

“I thought it was a hoax, so I logged into my OLG.ca account – it felt like I was in a dream.” 

Rooke told OLG that it still doesn’t feel quite real.

“This change in our life is going to be very different from the budget-conscious life I’ve had so far.”

OLG says he plans to share his win with his children and parents and take some time to consider his next steps.

“This will likely accelerate my retirement. And I’d like to spend my time volunteering and giving back to my community – giving cancer patients rides to treatments.” 

The winning ticket was purchased on OLG.ca.

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