Birthdays are a universal cause for celebration, but for one lucky winner, there was even more reason to smile.
The OLG recently reported that Bradford Robinson of Havelock managed to match the last six of seven numbers in the Encore draw that formed part of the March 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.
In addition to the $100 000 prize, he was also lucky enough to take home a smaller $15 win on his Lotto 6/49 ticket, that he purchased at Circle K on Ottawa Street in Havelock, making his total $100,015. In August last year a Lotto 6/49 ticket also bought at a Circle K won a Calgary man a massive $6m.
“I won this prize on my 70th birthday, I saw I matched six of them and thought holy!” beamed Robinson, who is currently retired from his career in the automotive industry.
The father and grandfather stated that he consistently checks his OLG Lotto 6/49 and Encore numbers the morning after the draw and he was floored when he realised his numbers matched up. Robinson recalled how his wife was “shocked” when he gave her the good news.
“At first, she thought I was kidding. My favourite part of winning the lottery was sharing this news with her,” he said.
Bradford has revealed that the couple loves travelling and look forward to the day when the presence of the pandemic has abated so that they can enjoy their prize in safety.
“My wife has always wanted to do the Rocky Mountaineer train trip, so we’ll put some money aside for that when it’s safe,” he concluded.