The Ontario couple from Kent Bridge, Canada, has claimed their $1 Million prize which they won on the Lotto 649 back in December.
Lotto 649 Winners, Andrew and Mary Ellen Van Zeist had won their prize of the guaranteed $1 million prizes in December 23rd’s Lotto 649 draw. Andrew had stopped off at a gas station to check his lottery ticket when he just discovered his big win.
After checking his lotto numbers on the Ticket Checker, Andrew said that he was surprised. ”I was very surprised when I saw the $1 million on the screen, I thought the machine was broken,” he admitted to OLG officials. ”I asked the gentleman beside me to have a look when I rescanned my ticket. Once the words ‘$1 million’ flashed on the screen he wanted to shake my hand.”
After discovering his big win, Andrew took himself back home to share the news with his wife of 30 years. As he came in the door he asked his wife, who had been cooking dinner, if he could retire the following week. She then replied with ‘Sure, you can retire,’ thinking he was joking. However, once Andrew had explained that they were now $1 million richer, she stopped cooking and began to cry.
Andrew and Ellen plan to retire, buy a new truck, new recliner, and plan to travel more.
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