A Brampton man won the largest lottery prize in Canadian history, $ 70 million, with a ticket to play for free.
Adlin Lewis, a 49-year-old credit risk manager, won the Lotto Max raffle on January 7 and on Monday he collected his loot at the OLG Prize center in Toronto.
“While I was warming my car, I scanned my ticket in the OLG Lottery application but received an error message, so I tried again,” he said. “And then I saw the words” Big Winner “and number 70. I was surprised and wanted to confirm what I saw, so I logged in to see the winning numbers and one by one they matched.”
Lewis added that he initially wanted to find a spectacular way to give the news to his wife.
“I wanted to tell her in a special way, with a trip or something creative, but I couldn’t keep this news for myself, so I ended up waking her up in the early hours of Thursday morning and telling her directly. . “
Although he has won the big one, Lewis is no stranger to luck.
“A couple of years ago, I won a car and, more recently, I won the first and second prize in a workplace vacation raffle,” Lewis said, adding that he has played the lottery for 20 years.
Lewis added that when his work colleagues discovered that the winning ticket was sold in Brampton, they joked that he won and would not work again.
“I will make some investments, I will make many trips, I will enjoy life. Also, my wife has always wanted to try those $ 100 VIP slot machines in Las Vegas and now I can make that dream come true for her.”