Windsor Automotive Worker Wins $78,000 With Poker Lotto All In

Monday July 13th, 2020

Posted at 5:12pm

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Vonni Genovesi of Windsor won the Poker Lotto All In jackpot worth $73,647.80 on March 31st, 2020.  He also won $5,000 on the instant portion of his Poker Lotto Play, bringing his total winnings to $78,647.80.

Genovesi,  a father of three and grandfather of one, bought his winning ticket on his son’s recommendation. “I handed the money to the cashier and requested the ticket. I didn’t realize what was happening when I won,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to collect his cheque. “The clerk told me that I won big and thought, are you serious? I was numb,” he said.

“For a few days after I wondered if I was dreaming. Is this how it happens? So unexpected? All of this caught me off guard,” he said.

The automotive worker considers this win all about his son.

“If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have bought the ticket. He works at a hotel and has been hit hard by COVID. He deserves this.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor.

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