Canadian businessman named $33 million lottery winner
OWEN SOUND, Ont. — He used to be checking his lottery price tag earlier than a Sunday force up the Bruce Peninsula to have a look at cottages he and his circle of relatives dreamed of shopping for.
It used to be a great time to test the price tag.
Jason Goreski, a 48-year-old father of 2 from Owen Sound, Ontario, gained simply shy of $33.four million (US$25.2 million) within the Feb 2 Lotto 6/49 draw, Ontario’s gaming operator introduced Monday.
“When I noticed I had matched four numbers in a row, I started to shake,” he mentioned in a information unlock from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG).
“Then I saw that the last two numbers matched and that’s when things started to get a bit hectic.”
Goreski checked his price tag whilst looking forward to his female friend and children to get in a position for the Sunday trek to try cottages.
“I asked my girlfriend to come and check the numbers again and she couldn’t believe it either,” Goreski mentioned.
Goreski mentioned he has no plans to retire since he not too long ago purchased a heating and cooling corporate. He’s labored for the corporate for 20 years and up to now six years began to shop for into the industry.
This previous fall, he purchased all of the industry and is in the course of a variety, the OLG mentioned.
According to the Gas Plus web page, Goreski co-owns the industry “after nearly 20 years serving as an expert installer and supervisor.”
Goreski used to be no longer at Gas Plus on Monday and didn’t straight away go back a message left for him there.
“I have 12 to 15 people and their families depending on me, so I will continue on with the expansion and with work,” Goreski mentioned. “However, this windfall will definitely help make my future and that of my family much easier.”
Goreski purchased the successful price tag on the Circle Okay on ninth Street in Owen Sound.
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