Luciano Ricci of Newmarket can “find his possible” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $102,894.50 in the November 1, 2023 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
Luciano, retired from the transportation industry, is a regular lottery player and says he’s been playing since the 1980’s. “I always replay the same tickets at the same store, and I choose my own numbers,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his windfall.
“When I saw Big Winner appear on the screen, I couldn’t see what I won so I handed it to the store clerk. Next thing I knew the lottery terminal was shutting down and I had no clue what was happening or what I had won!”
The father and grandfather told his wife about his win right away. “I told her I want to buy a new electric car,” he smiled.
“I’ve had some wonderful moments of joy and laughter from this experience,” he continued. “I was surprised at first and I didn’t believe it. Once I realized it was real, I haven’t stopped smiling.”
Luciano plans to share his winnings with his grandchildren and enjoy watching them enjoy themselves.
LOTTO 6/49 offers players a chance to win two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, for the same $3 per play.
The Classic Draw offers a fixed $5 million jackpot for every draw, while the Gold Ball Draw guarantees a $1 million prize, or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million and can exceed $60 million. Click here for more information about the new LOTTO 6/49.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Yonge Street in Newmarket.
OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.
This is a press release supplied by the OLG.