TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Albert Come, 33, doesn't usually play the lottery but decided to splurge on a LOTTO MAX ticket after hearing about the $50 million jackpot in the June 18, 2010 draw. The Sturgeon Falls resident had just come back from a road trip to Southern Ontario when he checked his ticket and discovered that he had won a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize.
"I was really excited and I was laughing because I had briefly joked about checking my ticket while I was close to Toronto but didn't really think that I had won," explained Come, in Toronto to pick up his cheque at the Prize Centre. "That's okay though. My whole family jumped back into the car and here we are!"
The energetic photocopier technician, and father of two, said that he plans on paying off his mortgage and giving some money to his family. He is a boating enthusiast and is already dreaming about buying another speed boat.
This is Come's first win on a lottery ticket.
The winning ticket was purchased at Mac's Convenience on Front Street in Sturgeon Falls.
MAXMILLIONS are additional $1 million prizes added to the game when the jackpot reaches $50 million. MAXMILLIONS prizes are drawn separately from the LOTTO MAX jackpot draw, which means that a LOTTO MAX ticket not only gives players a chance at $50 million but also the chance to win any of the $1 million MAXMILLIONS draws on the same date.
Since the game launched in September 2009, there have been 86 MAXMILLIONS winners in total, 28 of them from Ontario.
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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