It paid off a lot for an Oshawa couple, $ 100,000 richer after the Lotto Max draw on September 7th, to spend an extra loonie playing the lottery.
Retired parents and grandparents Jane and Michael Desson said they are regular lottery players, but they don’t always add encore.
“That ticket was a free game so I added Encore,” Michael said while at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto to pick up her winnings.
It was Jane who discovered victory after the draw. “I was checking our ticket one morning when I noticed the encore numbers matched. I must have spent five minutes double-checking the numbers before telling my husband, ”she said.
Jane went to the store to make sure what she was seeing was real.
“I used the ticket checker and then called Michael to tell him it was real. He asked me if I was doing the happy dance – I said, ‘No, I feel like I’m going to pass out!’ It was an exciting and wonderful moment, ”she recalls.
The couple plan to use part of their profits for a trip to Europe.