Niagara Falls man ’emotionally overwhelmed’ after $100,000 lottery win


Published March 6, 2023 at 3:01 pm

A 57-year-old Niagara Falls man thought he had a $100 lottery win. When that turned out to be $100,000 instead, even he admitted to being “emotionally overwhelmed.”

Kevin Morphew, a truck driver who’s been playing the lottery for 30 years, matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the Jan. 27 LOTTO MAX draw for the big win.

“I always add ENCORE,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque.

Morphew said it was a Saturday morning when he scanned his ticket on the OLG App and at first thought he won $100.

“When I looked closer, I realized there was a comma and not a decimal. My hands started shaking – I was emotionally overwhelmed,” he said.

“It still hasn’t fully settled in yet,” he admits. “It’s extremely exciting and a little overwhelming. I think it took me two hours to finally calm down after finding out.”

He plans to use his win toward home improvements and to fix up his classic car. “I might even be open to traveling somewhere warm like Cuba,” he concluded.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mrs. Convenience on Bridge Street in Niagara Falls.

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