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Amherstburg man wins almost $78,000 in Lotto Max draw

Amherstburg man with winning cheque

An Amherstburg man has won nearly $78,000 after finishing second in a recent Lotto Max lottery draw.

According to a news release issued last Friday by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, James Pearson of Amherstburg “has $77,831.40 to put toward his dreams” after winning a second prize award in the January 30, 2024 Lotto Max draw.

The retiree told the OLG he plays the lottery once a week.

"My first big win feels euphoric," said Pearson, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. "I normally check my Lotto Max tickets the morning after the draw. I checked my first few and won nothing, and I checked the next one and noticed I matched all the numbers. I turned to my wife and said, 'Honey, we won the lottery!' She couldn't believe it!"

Pearson told the OLG he plans to put this money toward his retirement.

The OLG states Lotto Max players in Ontario have won over $7.9 billion since 2009, including 100 jackpot wins and 862 “Max Millions” prizes, right across the province. Lotto Max is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sobeys on Sandwich St. South in Amherstburg.

Amherstburg man wins almost $78,000 in Lotto Max draw

By RTT Staff


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