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Tuesday October 11th, 2016

Posted at 1:29pm

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Matthew Maksoud of Leamington and Jordan Switzer of London are celebrating after winning $58,622.50 with POOLS, Football Pool Card #32.

“We’ve been friends for ten years, since high school,” shared the pair while at the OLG Prize Centre where they picked up their winnings. “This was the first time we decided to play together. We usually play separately but decided to change it up.”

“Jordan picked his top 7 and I picked my bottom 6. We won on that ticket! It was such a great idea,” said Matthew. Meanwhile, Jordon says they knew they won but had no idea what the prize amount would be. “I found out at 6 a.m. and ran into Matthew’s room with my cell phone. I woke him up and showed him the prize amount. It took Matthew a moment to wake up and focus but when he saw the prize amount he was totally shocked.” The pair bought bus tickets that morning and headed to the Prize Centre.

Plans are already underway for their big win. “I will be paying off my student loan and buying myself a new pair of shoes,” shared Jordan. As for Matthew, “I’ve always wanted to open up a restaurant or bar in London and I hope to put this windfall towards that dream. Tonight, we will both celebrate with a big steak dinner!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on Oxford Street in London.

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