Lotto luck! Mississauga men win nearly $8M

Mississauga's Ivor Holloway is the winner of $7 million. (Photo: OLG)
Mississauga’s Ivor Holloway is the winner of $7 million. (Photo: OLG)
Ivor Holloway waited nearly a year before collecting his $7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
“I was checking a few tickets at the store and had a few small wins but when I reached the last ticket, that’s when everything changed,” said Holloway in a statement issued by the OLG Monday..
“I stared at the screen, saw the seven and a few zeros and thought, ‘Great, $7,000.'”
He scanned the ticket again “and that’s when I realized how many zeros there actually were.”
His winnings are from the August 29, 2015 draw.
Holloway says he immediately went home and hid the ticket in his desk drawer.
“I placed it in an envelope and that’s where it sat for 11 months. I knew I had to take care of a few things in my life and wrap my head around such a big win,” he said.
Holloway has summer plans to rent a cottage “but have always wanted to buy my own. That might just happen now.”
A trip to Italy would also be fantastic, but “mostly, this win is about celebrating with my family,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Petro Canada station on York Mills Rd. in North York.
Mississauga resident David Wright is the latest winner of $1,000 a week for life. (Photo: OLG)
Mississauga resident David Wright is the latest winner of $1,000 a week for life. (Photo: OLG)
Meanwhile, David Wright says he plans to keep things simple after winning $675,000 playing Cash for Life.
“We have little things we want to do but will mostly enjoy not having to worry about money,” Wright said.
“This win will let us be comfortable for life.”
Wright and his wife “were on our way to a friend’s barbecue and we had stopped to pick up dessert,” he said.
“I decided to quickly check a couple of tickets and won a small amount, so I picked out a few instant tickets.”
Wright opted for a lump-sum payment rather than the $1,000 per week for life prize option.
His ticket was purchased at Hertz Convenience on Glen Erin Dr. in Mississauga.
-Kelly Roche

 

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