Warehouse worker using $100,000 lotto win to ‘help others in need’ in Brampton


Published November 2, 2023 at 10:05 am

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Deepak Adhikari is a warehouse worker from Brampton who says he will use some of his lottery winnings to help people in need. Photo: OLG

A Brampton man said he cried “tears of joy” after winning a $100,000 lottery prize that he plans to use to help his family and the less fortunate.

Deepak Adhikari is a warehouse worker from Brampton who says he’s been playing the lottery for around two years.

The 47-year-old says he was at the mall when he checked a lottery ticket at a self-scanning machine, discovering he had won $100,000 for matching the last six out of seven Encore numbers in the Oct. 7 Lotto 6/49 draw.

After double-checking the numbers of the OLG app, Adhikari said he “was so excited.”

“My heart feels so full,” he said while picking up his winnings at the OLG prize centre in Toronto. “It’s incredible to win.”

“I will make sure my family is taken care of and enjoy helping others in need as we approach the cold months,” the Brampton man said. “I can do so much with this money. My eyes will be cleaned today from my tears of joy.”

Encore offers 22 ways to win with a draw every day and can be played with most lottery games for an extra $1. The OLG says it supports safe play and responsible gambling through its PlaySmart program.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sheridan Convenience and Food Mart on Steeles Avenue in Brampton.

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