Crystal Collins of Victoria Harbour won the $123,616.40 prize in the April 6 Lotto 6/49 draw, according to a news release from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on April 15.
Collins is a 49-year-old district coordinator and a mother of two. She plans on using the money to pay bills, upgrade her car to a truck, help her kids, install a new deck and go to Nashville on vacation. The winning ticket was purchased at Guardian Pharmacy on King Street in Midland.
“You never think it’s going to happen to you,” said Collins while picking up her cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “I randomly play Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max and Lottario.”
Collins discovered the win after checking her ticket at the retailer. “I cried and balled my eyes out,” she said. “It was surreal – overwhelming and so exciting!”
Since the game launched in June 1982, Ontario Lotto 6/49 players have won over $12.5 billion in prizes, including 1,370 jackpot wins and 273 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws.