Coldwater man’s $100,000 ENCORE win a labour of love

Matthew Huntley says his sister was so excited that it induced her labour

Matthew Huntley of Coldwater was joking about winning the lottery on the morning he found out he was $100,000 richer.

“I checked my tickets using the OLG Lottery App and saw $100,000 on the screen,” he said.

Huntley matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order on the Feb. 10, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw to win the big bucks.

The 30-year-old father told his sister about his big win right away.

“She is 8 months pregnant and was so excited for me that it induced her labour! Both mom and daughter are happy and healthy!” he smiled.

Matthew plans to pay some bills and put a down payment on a house for his family, and buy a new car.

“This win is mind-blowing. It’s a wonderful blessing after the challenging year we’ve had.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Bayfield Street in Barrie.