On Cloud 6/49: Ajax Family Wins $7.2 Million LOTTO 6/49 Jackpot

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TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Ajax resident Naguleswaran Kandiah and his wife Rany Naguleswaran are on cloud 6/49 after discovering they had a winning ticket for $7.2 million from the September 7, 2011 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

"It's just unbelievable. Even after a couple of days, we're still processing this and are a little bit in shock," smiled Kandiah, who arrived at the OLG Toronto Prize Centre with his wife and two of his children to claim he and his wife's prize.

"We were at home together, when I read the numbers in the paper and realized I had a match for all six. My wife started to cry, and we called our kids right away to share our happiness with them," he explained.

The tight-knit family only recently moved to Ajax from Scarborough, so Kandiah says that they are happy in their new home and haven't even thought about what they are going to use the money for.

"My son just got a new 'used' car, but I would like to get each of my two daughters a car as we all share one now," Kandiah explained. "We just came back from visiting family in Australia, but I'm sure we'll be planning a trip somewhere else now. My wife really wants to visit India to see some temples."

Kandiah says that although two of his children have finished post-secondary school, there is now the opportunity for further education.

"Perhaps now my kids can take post-graduate degrees and we won't have to worry about supporting them," Kandiah said excitedly.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Ninth Line and 16th Ave in Unionville.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $9.6 billion in prizes, including 1,217 jackpot wins. As of September 13, 2011, there have been 2,885 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $34 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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