Spur of moment purchase pays off for Pefferlaw resident

Alan Williams wins almost $16 million with LOTTO 649

TORONTO, July 29 /CNW/ - Alan Williams of Pefferlaw has been playing the same number combination for LOTTO 649, twice a week, for the last seven years. But it was a spur of the moment QUICK PICK for the Wednesday, July 28, 2010, LOTTO 649 draw that proved to be the winning ticket for Williams-worth $15,611,639.10.

The 73 year old retired construction worker bought his ticket the day of the draw while he and his wife, Margaret made a quick stop at a Shoppers Drug Mart in the town of Sutton. As a routine, Alan always checks his tickets on OLG.ca before going to bed. When he saw a few of the numbers match those on his ticket, he asked his wife to come and double check them. "We were both stunned when we realized all 6 numbers matched," said Williams. "We both couldn't sleep a wink knowing we had a winning LOTTO 649 ticket."

Forgoing sleep, they called their two sons with the great news and asked if they could drive them to the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their cheque worth almost $16 million dollars.

This is not the first time good fortune has touched the Williams' family. One of their two sons won $1 million about 10 years ago with an ONTARIO INSTANT MILLIONS scratch ticket. Also, Alan just won $274.00 in last Saturday's LOTTO 649 draw.

Alan Williams, who has been married for 49 years, is not sure what he is going to do with all the money but says he is going to take care of his sons, their wives and his three grandchildren first. There may also be some plans for a trip to Birmingham, England where he and Margaret were born and raised.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Shopper's Drug Mart on Dalton Road in Sutton, 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.

                       Know your limit, play within it!


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