The past few days have been especially generous to several lottery players sprinkled across the Canadian provinces, as they claimed their prizes and took the long-anticipated photo with their cheque. One of the newest lotto millionaires was Marlene Hudon of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, bagging some CA$1,000,000 from the October 5 Lotto 6/49 draw. A ticket managed to match Lotto 6/49 numbers for the CA$25-million Main prize.
October 9 came with a Lotto 6/49 draw featuring CA$25,470,952.30 Main prize and one player managed to match all six numbers needed for claiming it. For the time being, neither of the Crown corporations have publicly revealed the area of purchase. October 12 will come with a CA$5-million Main prize.
Huge Cash Piles Meet their Winners
When it comes to lottery prizes, being proactive is an essential factor in every stage. The player has to purchase the ticket, but also check it in time, as well as contact the Crown corporation overseeing the offering. Nothing would happen otherwise, as prizes fail to reach those who do not seek them. The Lotto 6/49 fan who recently became a millionaire could confirm this notion. Mrs. Hudon recently received her CA$1-million prize coming only days after the winning draw.
Many players take their time before they contact the Crown corporation, evaluating their choices ahead of their next move. A substantial prize inevitably transforms one’s life. October 5 came with a fortunate lotto draw for Mrs. Hudon who made the winning purchase at Place du Royaume. As a result of that, the retail location is obligated to receive 1 percent of the overall prize.
In this particular case, this amounts to CA$10,000, as confirmed by Loto-Quebec. Mrs. Hudon found out about her grand prize while she was grocery shopping. It all fell into place, as she was planning to retire very soon and this CA$1-million prize came at the right time. Meanwhile, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation revealed the names of two quite fortunate players. James Williamson of Hamilton recently bagged his CA$114,946.70 prize.
Lotto 6/49 Generous Once Again
His Lotto 6/49 ticket purchase was a fortunate one, as the September 21 draw brought him a step closer to the cash pile. Mr. Williamson used the OLG mobile app, as it is a quick and easy way to verify a ticket. The application allows players to scan their ticket, in order to avoid mistakes.
The Hamilton resident was ecstatic upon realizing he is a lotto winner now and he is ready to make the next step. The Lotto 6/49 prize is going to cover outstanding debts, as well as guarantee hassle-free retirement for the 57-year-old. Meanwhile, Big Bee Convenience and Food Mart in Hamilton is going to receive one percent of the lottery prize.
As for the second Ontario player to receive a six-figure cheque, Thomas Panopoulos has Lotto 6/49 to thank. The enthusiast hailing from Brockville recently received his CA$100,000 prize coming with the October 2 Lotto 6/49 draw. What started as a casual ticket purchase at Petro Canada quickly turned into a one-way ticket to success, as he trusted the Encore draw with its additional prizes.