These past few days have been generous when it comes to lottery winnings and several players found out they are fortunate enough to win big from some of the most popular lottery games across the provinces. The biggest payout reached CA$33,396,099 and was bagged by Jason Goreski, a 48-year-old businessman from Owen Sound, Ontario who bought a lucky Lotto 6/49 ticket. In the meantime, another Lotto 6/49 ticket sold in Port Alberni, British Columbia is now eligible for CA$5 million and players are encouraged to check their numbers.
Lottery winners are among the luckiest of people, as they pay a small price for a potential large windfall and this is exactly what happened with a couple of those fortunate tickets over the past few days. Lotto 6/49 is one of the preferred lottery games and players from all corners of the country are willing to give their luck a try, especially when the progressive jackpot begins to swell past everyone’s expectations. Mr. Goreski is among those fortunate players who is now a multimillionaire with the help of several matching numbers.
Windfall Could Boost Business Expansion
February 2 was a special day for him, as this is when the memorable Lotto 6/49 draw took place. He was curious to see what the lottery game has on offer and he purchased a ticket at the Circle K on 9th Street in Owen Sound. An increasing jackpot is among the main incentives for many individuals to make their way to one of the retail locations and claim their lucky piece of paper. This is what prompted the Owen Sound businessman to try his luck and he was not disappointed.
The draw took place on a Saturday, but it was not until Sunday that he checked the ticket on the way out to another important arrangement. He was planning to make his way to the Bruce Peninsula and look around the cottages there are on offer, as the family was willing to purchase one for some time. After researching the market they pinpointed the area, but before driving there he decided to check the lottery ticket.
This is when he found out that he is, in fact, a multimillionaire and all his dreams could soon come true, including the long-anticipated purchase of the dream cottage. He said that once he realized that four of the numbers on his ticket matched the drawn ones, he began shaking with excitement. She found it hard to believe, which is why he asked his girlfriend and the could not believe her eyes either.
CA$5 Million Await a B.C. Player
However, Mr. Goreski said that he would not retire, as it often happens to lottery winners, because he recently purchased the heating and cooling company for which he worked in the past 20 years. At the moment he is focusing on the expansion and improvement of the business and the unexpected windfall would most definitely help the process. This Monday saw him collect the grand prize.
In the meantime, another lottery player is now eligible for a grand prize of CA$5 million, as of the last Lotto 6/49 draw. British Columbia Lottery Corporation confirmed that the lucky ticket matching all digits drawn was sold in Port Alberni. The fortunate number combination is 01-24-35-41-42-49 with the bonus number 18 and the generous prize could very soon make its way to someone’s pocket. The winner has exactly 52 weeks to contact the lottery corporation and claim their prize before they lose their chance forever.