Markham woman wins LOTTO 6/49 jackpot

TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - Markham resident Barbara Coode is Ontario's newest millionaire, as she is the winner of the April 14th LOTTO 6/49 draw for $3,551,365.

"I was sitting down doing my happy dance," said Coode. "I had a dream that I won, and it came true!"

The largest amount Coode has ever won was $1,000 on Wintario, many years ago.

The 58-year old plans to share her new windfall with family and plans for a nice retirement.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $8.8 billion in prizes, including 1,176 jackpot wins. As of January 30, 2010, there have been 2,716 LOTTO 6/49 draws.

The winning ticket was bought at Loblaws at McCowan Market on Bullock Drive in Markham, 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 $28 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.

                       Know your limit, play within it!

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