It took over 30 years for the big win, but 55-year-old Scott Dell of Sioux Lookout is $100,000 richer after his $1 Encore paid off.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says he matched the last 6 of 7 Encore numbers to win.
“I was checking my tickets at the grocery store when I saw the big winner screen. I didn’t think it was right, so I checked it again and then pulled out my phone to triple-check,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
The maintenance worker said when he sent a screenshot of the win to his wife, she didn’t know what it was at first.
“When I told her we won $100,000, she was so excited.”
Dell says he plans to use his winnings for his child’s education, makes some investments and plan a trip to celebrate the big win.
“It feels amazing. I never dreamt I would win. I will keep playing in hopes it happens again – but if not, I know my money will go back to Ontario,” he adds.
The winning ticket was purchased at Fresh Market Foods on Queen Street.