Occasional Mississauga lottery player a millionaire twice over

News Jul 02, 2014 Hamilton Spectator

MISSISSAUGA City resident Tahir Ali will always remember the first time he played Ontario 49 because that first ticket won him the $2-million jackpot.

Ali, an occasional lottery player, bought a ticket for the June 11 draw at Hasty Market on Britannia Rd. after hearing an ad for the game on the radio. His ticket won the first jackpot for the refreshed game that offers a new $2-million jackpot with each draw.

"I went to the store to check the ticket and saw 'Big Winner' on the self-checker," said Ali. "I thought it was an advertisement, so I went home. The next day I checked the numbers online at work and realized that I won the jackpot."

Ali, who came to Canada seven years ago, went home to tell his wife the good news. "There were tears of joy in our eyes. We are so happy!"

Ali plans to use some of his winnings to help his children.

"I want to make sure they continue to work hard, but I am happy to tell them that their education costs will be taken care of," he said.

The Mississauga News

Occasional Mississauga lottery player a millionaire twice over

News Jul 02, 2014 Hamilton Spectator

MISSISSAUGA City resident Tahir Ali will always remember the first time he played Ontario 49 because that first ticket won him the $2-million jackpot.

Ali, an occasional lottery player, bought a ticket for the June 11 draw at Hasty Market on Britannia Rd. after hearing an ad for the game on the radio. His ticket won the first jackpot for the refreshed game that offers a new $2-million jackpot with each draw.

"I went to the store to check the ticket and saw 'Big Winner' on the self-checker," said Ali. "I thought it was an advertisement, so I went home. The next day I checked the numbers online at work and realized that I won the jackpot."

Ali, who came to Canada seven years ago, went home to tell his wife the good news. "There were tears of joy in our eyes. We are so happy!"

Ali plans to use some of his winnings to help his children.

"I want to make sure they continue to work hard, but I am happy to tell them that their education costs will be taken care of," he said.

The Mississauga News

Occasional Mississauga lottery player a millionaire twice over

News Jul 02, 2014 Hamilton Spectator

MISSISSAUGA City resident Tahir Ali will always remember the first time he played Ontario 49 because that first ticket won him the $2-million jackpot.

Ali, an occasional lottery player, bought a ticket for the June 11 draw at Hasty Market on Britannia Rd. after hearing an ad for the game on the radio. His ticket won the first jackpot for the refreshed game that offers a new $2-million jackpot with each draw.

"I went to the store to check the ticket and saw 'Big Winner' on the self-checker," said Ali. "I thought it was an advertisement, so I went home. The next day I checked the numbers online at work and realized that I won the jackpot."

Ali, who came to Canada seven years ago, went home to tell his wife the good news. "There were tears of joy in our eyes. We are so happy!"

Ali plans to use some of his winnings to help his children.

"I want to make sure they continue to work hard, but I am happy to tell them that their education costs will be taken care of," he said.

The Mississauga News