Sioux Lookout's Dean Larose is $100,000 richer after matching the last six of seven numbers in the LOTTARIO ENCORE draw.
He chose to play the extra loonie in the May 14, 2022 draw and turned one figure into six. Dean, a retiree, says he has been a regular lottery player since 1975.
"I've been playing my own numbers, and this is my first big win," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. "I always say yes to ENCORE!"
He was checking his ticket on Sunday morning while enjoying his coffee when he got to his last ticket and thought he won $100.
"I was pleasantly surprised when I checked the ticket again and noticed it was actually $100,000," he smiled. "I started screaming for my wife and we celebrated with a special breakfast – bacon, eggs and mimosas!"
Dean plans to pay off some bills and set the rest aside.
"I may treat myself to a snowmachine and consider going on a cruise with my wife."