New Tecumseth resident wins $2.5 million Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot

The ticket was one of two that shared the $5 million jackpot

News release – OLG

Shane King of New Tecumseth can “find his possible” after winning $2.5 million in the LOTTO 6/49 Classic Jackpot on Dec. 31, 2022.

The ticket was one of two that shared the $5 million jackpot.

Shane, a 54-year-old self-employed man, says this is his first big win. “I’ve been playing the lottery for about 10 years,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

He became shocked and overwhelmed when he learned about his big win.

“The emotions really took over. I couldn’t believe it. I told my wife and she was so excited,” Shane smiled. “I kept checking the ticket on my phone – not because I didn’t believe it, but because I wanted to see the $2.5 million prize amount!”

Shane plans to take his time to decide what to do with his win. “I will talk to a financial advisor and think of my future,” he said.

“It’s a dream come true,” he concluded.

The winning ticket was purchased at Cookstown Mart on Queen Street in Cookstown.

OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

LOTTO 6/49 offers players a chance to win two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, for the same $3 per play.

The Classic Draw offers a fixed $5 million jackpot for every draw, while the Gold Ball Draw guarantees a $1 million prize, or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million and can exceed $60 million. Click here for more information about the new LOTTO 6/49.

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