Truckers strike it rich in lottery draws
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.
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.
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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