TORONTO, Dec. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - It's turning out to be a magical holiday
season for Thornhill resident Susan Flam. The homemaker and fundraiser discovered during a stop to buy some
groceries, that she is the winner of the $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot prize from the December 21, 2012 draw.
Flam, in her mid-60s, made the trip to the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto
today to claim her prize with her husband and close friends. Although
she is still shocked over the win, she is sure about how this is going
to change many lives.
"For me, this is the best pay it forward I could ask for. This is not
going to change my life - it's what I can do for others that will make
me happy!" Flam explained.
The mother of two and grandmother of five was expecting a quiet holiday
season when she checked her LOTTO MAX ticket on Saturday.
"We were heading up north for a holiday visit and stopped to get some
supplies. We didn't expect anything like this to happen. When we
discovered we had won $50 million, I couldn't breathe and my husband
couldn't speak. It still hasn't sunk in," said Flam.
She stressed that even with this large windfall, it's all about health
"Money isn't important. This is a very wonderful gift we've been given,
but I'm not an extravagant person. As long as I know everyone is well,
that's what matters to me!" she said.
This winning ticket from the December 21, 2012 draw is the sixth winning
LOTTO MAX jackpot ticket in Ontario in 2012.
Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won
over $1.5 billion in prizes, including 26 jackpot wins and 155 winning
MAXMILLIONS tickets from all across the province.
The winning ticket was purchased at Gateway Newstands at Fairview Mall
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 $36 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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