Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot
TORONTO — A Canadian guy is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after profitable a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot within the Greater Toronto Area.
“I’m overwhelmed, excited, happy and shocked but mostly, I feel very, very blessed,” winner Adlin Lewis mentioned in a commentary.
The test, which is the largest lottery prize in Canadian historical past, was once introduced to the 49-year-old credit score risk manager on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Prize Centre in Toronto Monday.
Lewis mentioned he scanned his price ticket the usage of the lottery’s app, however to start with he won an error message.
“I tried again and then I saw the words, ‘Big Winner’ and the number 70,” he mentioned.
“I was shocked and wanted to confirm what I saw so I went online to see the winning numbers and one by one they matched!”
Despite the inside track, he mentioned that he went to paintings that day, and considered the right way to proportion the inside track together with his spouse.
“I wanted to tell her in a special way — with a trip or something creative — but I couldn’t keep this news to myself,” he mentioned, “I ended up waking her up in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday and just telling her outright.”
Lewis mentioned that he is been on a profitable streak. A few years in the past, he received a automotive, and extra lately, he received first and 2nd position prizes in a office vacation draw.
“When my colleagues found out that the winning $70 million… ticket was sold in Brampton, they were joking at the office ‘Is Adlin here? Did Adlin call in sick today?'” he mentioned.
Lewis mentioned he has performed the lottery for over 20 years and steadily buys an additional price ticket or two when the jackpot is top.
He mentioned that with the cash, he is making plans on making some investments, taking a couple of journeys, and “enjoying life.”
“My wife has always wanted to try those VIP $100 slots in Las Vegas and now I can make that dream come true for her,” he mentioned.
The profitable price ticket was once bought at George’s Convenience on Mississauga Road in Brampton.
In 2015, the profitable price ticket of a $60 million Lotto Max draw was once additionally bought in Brampton. At the time, it was once the biggest prize in Lotto Max historical past.
The OLG says that since Lotto Max’s release in 2009, Ontario avid gamers have received over $five billion. Lotto Max attracts occur two times every week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The subsequent Lotto Max jackpot on Friday is an estimated $50 million.
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