Richard Morton of Napanee can “find his possible” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $67,491.70 in the Dec. 30, 2023 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
Morton, a retired truck driver, said he’s been a weekly lottery player for the past 10 years. He likes to play LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX and this is his first big win.
“I was at the store with a friend when I checked my ticket on the ticket checker. I saw the Big Winner screen and was surprised. I called my friend over and said, ‘Do you want to see something cool?’ Then I scanned the ticket to show him. He was thrilled for me,” Morton shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque.
The 71-year-old said there was a spring in his step for the rest of the day. “I feel blessed – this win means a lot for me, especially as a retiree.”
He plans to treat himself to new furniture, upgrade his vehicle and invest the rest.
LOTTO 6/49 offers players a chance to win two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, for the same $3 per play.
The Classic Draw offers a fixed $5 million jackpot for every draw, while the Gold Ball Draw guarantees a $1 million prize, or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million and can exceed $60 million.
The winning ticket was purchased at Wallace’s Gift Centre on Dundas Street in Napanee.
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