Essex Resident Wins $282,242 With Lotto 6/49
Friday December 2nd, 2016
Posted at 3:24pm
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Todd Grimes of Essex is celebrating after winning $282,242.50 from the November 30th, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.
“I found out about my big win the day following the draw,” shared Todd while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I checked my numbers at OLG.ca and realized I had five winning numbers plus the bonus number. I wanted to be absolutely certain so I grabbed a pen and literally circled every single number that matched.”
Todd immediately shared the good news with his wife. “I flew up the stairs and into the room where my wife was. Next, I started babbling about winning numbers and the prize amount. My wife didn’t understand what I was so excited about. That’s when I handed her my phone and she read off the winning numbers. She checked the ticket herself and then I asked her to look at the prize amount. We both started crying.”
The pair headed to Toronto to pick up their big cheque. “The first thing I plan to do with this win is pay off the mortgage. We are also very connected to our church and feel strongly that a portion of this win belongs there. I’m an auto-body expert and a big car enthusiast. My dream vehicle is a vintage British racing car and I am going shopping! Finally, I’ve been happily married for 28 years and have two kids so of course, some traveling is in the works for us. Our kids have always come first, with sports and school, and that won’t change but we might start taking more time for ourselves,” concluded Todd.
The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Talbot Street in Essex.