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Toronto Man Claims CA$68M Jackpot as an Early Christmas Gift

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has finally revealed who will take home the CA$68 million Gold Ball jackpot from the Lotto 6/49 draw of September 27, 2023. The winner is Noel Patricio from Toronto took his time to claim the windfall as he picked up his cheque this week at the OLG Prize Centre in the city, getting an early Christmas and birthday gift.

Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide game that offers two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, for the same CA$3 per ticket. Its Classic Draw offers a fixed CA$5 million jackpot for every draw, while the Gold Ball Draw guarantees a CA$1 million prize or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million and can go beyond CA$60 million.

Celebrating the Grand Win and a Birthday

Mr. Patricio who also celebrates his birthday this week, is a regular lottery player and acquired the winning ticket while he was on work break. When he heard that the jackpot was won in Toronto, he checked the ticket via the OLG app and mistakenly thought that he won CA$68,000 but after his sister told him to count the zeroes, discovered that it was CA$68,000,000.

During his workday, he kept checking the ticket to make sure that the ‘Big Winner’ message had not gone away. Due to the size of the windfall he decided to take his time before claiming the money and even kept quiet about winning the jackpot and he only told the amazing news to his close ones. He even avoided telling his coworkers while they kept mentioning the winning ticket.

With the major prize, he plans to renovate the home that he bought a few years ago while working two jobs. He also intends to take his sisters on a dream vacation to Italy. He wants to keep his job, but work less and have more time for himself. Now, he is also able to make his sports dream into reality, which is to watch Rafel Nadal live and get season tickets for the Toronto Raptors.

Lastly, the winner shared that when he came to the country with only a suitcase and a few dollars to his name, which is why is even more amazing for him that he is now a Gold Ball jackpot winner. He will now settle into excrement and live an action-packed life. His life-changing ticket was purchased at Hasty Market on Church Street in Toronto.

Even More Lotto 6/49 Winnings

Just recently, Canada saw another major windfall in Lotto 6/49 go to a random ticket holder. Over the weekend, PlayNow reported that one player in the Western province has won an amazing CA$50 million from Saturday, December 9 Gold Ball draw. The winning Gold Ball numbers 25957733-01. The life-changing ticket was purchased somewhere in Calgary, Alberta.

At the start of the Calendar 2023, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation revealed that a ticket holder from Sault Ste. Marie is eligible for a CA$48 million windfall in the nationwide game. The prize went to 18-year-old Juliette Lamour, who is now the youngest person in the country to win a prize of this magnitude. She activated the jackpot in the January 7, 2023 draw

Source: “Toronto Resident Named Noel Collects Record-Breaking CA$68 million Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball Jackpot During the Holiday Season PR Newswire, December 14, 2023