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TORONTO, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - Brampton truck driver, Adelino De-Sousa was
pulled over at one of his regular stops, when he discovered that he had
the matching numbers for the $6.7 million LOTTO 6/49 jackpot from December 11, 2010.
"I was sitting in the cab of my truck, looking at a print out of the
winning numbers when I realized that they matched the numbers I've been
playing for the past twenty years," said the emotional De-Sousa when he
came to claim his prize at the OLG Prize Centre. "I started tearing up,
but then had to control myself because I had to get the truck safely
back to Mississauga."
After a stressful drive home in bad weather conditions, De-Sousa was
finally able to tell his wife the big news when he picked her up from
"He was crying when he called me and I didn't know why," said De-Sousa's
wife, Josie. "I was worried. But then I started crying too when I heard
Josie thought she had luck on her side after she won a small money prize
at a work function last week.
"My coworkers were joking with me that I should buy a 6/49 ticket, that
it was my lucky day, but I forgot. And then Adelino won. It was
unbelievable!" she said.
This win could not have come at a better time. Adelino was about to lose
his trucking job in June, which had him worried about supporting his
"We are so happy to be able to help our sons. They are always first in
our lives," said Adelino, who has already started dreaming about buying
a new home, with a large yard for growing a garden.
His wife is already making plans as well.
"I have already started thinking about taking a trip somewhere warm in
the new year!" she laughed, while squeezing her husband's arm fondly.
"In the meantime, I will have to finish my Christmas shopping!"
The winning ticket was bought at Jac's Milk on Elliot Street in
Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $9.3 billion in prizes, including 1,198 jackpot wins. As of December 15, 2010, there have been 2,806 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 $32 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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