Barrie man claims he was stunned to have won the instant scratch lotto ticket’s top prize of $250,000.
Junior Thomas claims he plays the lotto regularly, and chooses Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49. However, this was his first big win.
Thomas, who is a facilities manager, initially thought he’d won $250, but then he realized he had a matching number.
I looked closer and saw it was actually $250,000. It was $250,000. I didn’t know what to do. He admits that it didn’t feel real.
Thomas bought his winning Instant Merry and Bright scratch ticket at Cedar Pointe Convenience, Cedar Point Drive in Barrie.
He said he shared the “amazing news” of his win with his fiancée and plans to pay his bills, go on vacation with his family, and then put aside the rest.
I didn’t expect this to happen, but it did.
Instant Merry & Bright scratch tickets are $10 and come with a $250,000 top-prize. According to OLG, the odds of winning any prize is one in 3.07