TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Bob Maggiacomo and Eleanor Canavan have
regularly played LOTTO 6/49 for years, and often imagined what they
would do if they won a big jackpot. Their dreams came true this past
weekend when they won $15 million in the Saturday, April 23 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
"I always said that somebody needs to win, and that's why I kept
playing!" laughed Eleanor, explaining that her husband Bob was a bit of
Maggiacomo checked their tickets at home with the newspaper, as he
usually does on Sunday mornings. When he realized he had a match for 6
numbers, he couldn't believe it.
"I ran upstairs and woke up Eleanor and said 'Hey millionaire, come look
at this!'" he said. His wife was also in disbelief, and so together
they booted up the computer and checked online to confirm they had a
match to the winning numbers.
Once the couple arrived at the OLG Toronto Prize Centre, the reality of
their win finally set in and they opened up about their one ultimate
"We're going to buy a small house with a big garage. I'm a bit of a car
nut!" laughed Maggiacomo. The couple, who are both life-long Willowdale
residents, have been married for 30 years and have two grown children.
"We'll help our family out as well, but we're not really thinking just
yet about how we're going to spend the money!" said Canavan, who works
as a buyer for a computer hardware distributor. Maggiacomo is a
semi-retired auto mechanic.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart Newtonbrook Plaza
at Yonge and Steeles in Toronto.
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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