Mississauga man will get tattoo to mark his cancer recovery after big lottery win
Published July 22, 2022 at 1:06 pm
Mississauga’s Carlos Silva has a few definite plans for the $100,000 he recently won on an Instant Triple Play ticket–including one that marks his battle against and recovery from cancer.
The 56-year-old retired skilled trade worker said he plans to pay some bills with his winnings and also put some away in savings.
But part of the money is also earmarked for a permanent reminder of a very important battle he is waging.
“I’d also like to commemorate this win by getting a tattoo which will honor my cancer journey. I’ve been cancer free for two years,” Silva said while collecting his cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
Silva said he’s been a regular lottery player since he was 18, and his dedication to the game of chance finally paid off.
“I play Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max and I will sometimes pick up an instant ticket or two,” he added. “I was at home when I played my ticket and was shocked when I discovered the big win.”
Silva said he told his family right away and “my wife thought I was joking. It took a few minutes for her to figure it out and then we sent a photo to our daughter.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K, on Bancroft Dr. in Mississauga
Meanwhile, another Mississauga resident is $50,000 richer thanks to her win playing Instant Quest for Gold Crossword.
Teresa Piotrowski won the top prize on the instant ticket she recently purchased at Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga.
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