Truckers strike it rich in lottery draws

by Today's Trucking

TORONTO, Ont. – Two truck drivers have won $100,000 each in separate draws, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) said Monday.

Thinesh Nadarasa won $100,000 by matching the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order for a Lotto 6/49 draw in May, the OLG said.

Thinesh Nadarasa
Thinesh Nadarasa. Photo: OLG

The 35-year-old from Brampton discovered his winning when he scanned his ticket on the OLG Lottery App after the draw, it said.

“I saw the ‘Big Winner’ message and I was so excited,” the OLG quoted him as saying at the Prize Centre in Toronto.

“I told my wife, and she was so happy”

A father of two, Nadarasa plans to pay off his credit card bill, and use the remainder of his winnings for his children’s future.

Robert Dagenais
Robert Dagenais. Photo: OLG

Second trucker wins

Later Monday, the OLG announced that another truck driver had also won a $100,000 prize.

Robert Dagenais, 56, of Chelmsford, won the prize in Game 2185 of Instant Boom Multiplier, it said.

“It’s a wonderful cushion to have in our bank. We can take a breather from the daily grind,” he was quoted as saying.

  • This story has been updated with another trucker winning $100,000.

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