After about 30 years of playing Lotto 6/49, Gary J. Collicutt finally won the jackpot.
The Hamilton resident won $5 million in the June 28 draw.
“I first checked my ticket on the self-checker. I thought I wasn’t reading the numbers right. I figured I won $500, $5,000 or $50,000,” he said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to claim his prize.
“I went to another store to check the ticket again and the true amount of $5,000,000 was verified.”
Collicutt said he plans to help family with the money and take a trip to Hawaii.
The winning ticket was purchased at Mohawk Gas and Variety on Upper Sherman Avenue.
Collicutt also won $2 for matching the last number on Encore.