Oakville man sits down for a ‘hot cup of Joe’ and wins $129,754 in Lotto Max


Published September 29, 2022 at 2:26 pm

Oakville native Richard Noronha cashed in nicely during the pandemic after signing up for a ticket subscription on OLG.ca. OLG PHOTO

Oakville’s Richard Noronha might want more coffee breaks like this one.

The health care industry worker decided to check his emails when he was sitting down for a hot cup of java when he noticed he had won second prize in the Sept. 2 Lotto Max draw, bagging a cool $129,754.

“I was having a coffee when I saw I had an email from OLG. I logged into my account and saw I won,” said Noronha, who signed up for a ticket subscription on OLG.ca during the pandemic. “I was so thankful!”

Upon his win, the 51-year-old father thought of ways he and wife can help others.

“My initial reaction was to take a moment to think about ways I could be a good stewart of this blessing,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

“I am going to make a larger donation to a charity my wife and I support.”

Noronha said he also plans to treat his family to a nice dinner to celebrate.

The winning ticket was purchased on OLG.ca.


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