Ontario has seen quite the lottery winnings over the past twelve months with so many players to have their wishes come true. The end of the year is a time for a retrospect and today we are going to review some of the largest cash payouts Lotto 6/49 managed to send to Ontario over this past year filled with opportunities. Undoubtedly, one of the largest jackpots amounted to CA$33.4 million, making its way to Owen Sound.
The province has seen generous cash payouts for years now, with Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MAX being among the most popular offerings up for grabs. The former one is known for being quite the generous lottery offering in particular. Jason Goreski is the individual that could confirm this, as the month of February would forever be remembered as the time, he became a multimillionaire.
Grand Jackpots Up for Grabs
The 48-year-old lottery enthusiast was more than happy to receive his prize only days after he became eligible for it thanks to his ticket purchase. The exact amount he bagged was CA$33,396,099 – an unfathomable amount for many people. Mr. Goreski had been dreaming of a house purchase for his family when he checked the winning ticket and realized his dreams would soon come true.
Some winners might say that retirement would be a nice next step, now that their financial state is more than sunny, but not Mr. Goreski. He had purchased the heating and cooling company for which he had worked over the past 20 years. Instead, he decided to focus on the expansion and improvement of the business.
Another lotto millionaire bagged a Lotto 6/49 jackpot of CA$15,764,647.10. The numbers drawn were 13, 21, 26, 30, 38, and 39 and a ticket managed to match all six of them. Richard Sobkowicz from Napean became eligible for the grand jackpot on July 3 and took his time to claim it. After he received the prize, the 68-year-old man planned to make an investment.
Another lottery ticket sold in Ontario became eligible for a cash windfall of CA$13.4 million. The winging numbers of that draw were 11, 15, 32, 34, 44, and 47 and for the winner, they might have a special significance. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation was quick to locate the place where the winning ticket was sold, but its city was not revealed publicly.
Lotto 6/49 proved its generosity on other occasions as well. A ticket sold in Barrie had to share a Main prize with a second one, sold in the Sudbury area. Each of the winning lottery tickets became eligible for a cash payout of CA$11 million following the regular Lotto 6/49 draw on March 20.
The summer months were also special for the province, as a Brampton individual bagged some CA$9 million after a winning purchase. Robert Clements hails from Brampton and he is an avid lottery enthusiast. The Main prize he bagged amounts to CA$9,000,000 but his selection also added CA$10 to the overall prize.