Utopia man turns $1 into $100,000 playing Encore

"This win will help us get closer to our dream of a waterfront home in Muskoka"

Investing in a ‘dream home’ in Muskoka top of mind for Garry Hoddinott of Utopia after he won $100,000 in a Lotto Max Encore draw.

It’s the second time he was won playing Encore. His first win, 11 years ago, was just $1,000.

The retired paper mill worker checked his ticket while at the store. “I keep my tickets for a while before I check them,” he said. “I saw Big Winner and I had to check again!”

Garry told his wife of 40 years about his big win. “I told her to come with me to the store and watch the lottery terminal,” he smiled.

In addition to putting some of the money toward a new home, Hoddinott will share some of the winnings with his children.