CORNWALL, Ontario – Jean-Louis Samson of Cornwall has won the guaranteed $1 million prize in the June 12 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
“The most I’ve ever won before was $5,” shared Jean-Louis, a 77-year-old retiree, while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his winnings.
Jean-Louis discovered his win while checking his numbers online. “I had to check the numbers over six more times before I believed it,” laughed Jean-Louis.
The married father of three plans to take a trip and help his kids with his windfall.
“It still hasn’t fully register in my mind,” Jean-Louis concluded.
Since its launch in June 1982, Ontario LOTTO 6/49 players have won over $12.6 billion in prizes, including 1,372 jackpot wins and 284 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws.
The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on Marleau Avenue in Cornwall.