Born in Jamaica and has been living in Kitchener, the kind and thoughtful grandfather had won half of the $60 million jackpot on September 16, 2016 draw. He seldom buy lotto max as he feels it is more expensive compare to 6/49. But then he tried his luck on the lotto max opting for a lucky pick.
The day after the drawing when he checked on the winning numbers, he couldn’t believe that he had won. He had to check his ticket numbers over and over again to confirm that he really won the jackpot.
Out of his excitement he called his son, ex wife and his daughter who he woke up and shared his excitement with. Oblivious on the fact of his good fortune. he had all his 15 family members went with him to claim his prize.
Kennedy only thinks of rum, juice, cigarette and travelling for himself as he intends to let his children, grandchildren and even his ex wife enjoy the millions he had won. He plans to send his grandchildren to good school and let all the family members enjoy to travel wherever they want to go.
With Asian countries like Japan, Thailand, India and China in mind, he is excited to find leisure on travelling with his family. But on top of these places would be his first place to visit, Jamaica.
Boris Coquerel who is from Toronto is the other half winner of the $60 million drawn on September 16, 2016. He shares the other half with Ashman Kennedy who is from Kitchener.
Boris sometimes asks his wife to buy the tickets or if he has enough $5 in his pocket, he will buy on his own, but only when jackpot is really big. His winning ticket was bought on Dupont Street at Smoker’s Kiosk.
The winnings had been claimed only after Boris and his wife had seek advice. He said that they will continue working and decide on what to do next when they come up with the plan.
But they already made plans to pay their mortgage, travel abroad with their family and try out international cuisines as they are food lovers.
Mary Wernicke, had itchy hands when she decided to buy a ticket for a quick pick at the drug store in the town of Switt Current. She only had enough money to buy the ticket saying if she was meant to win, it will just take that much money in her purse.
Five days after the drawing, on the morning that she woke up,, she had a feeiing already that the day will be different. When she found out that she won, she kept it secret for a week from her hometown with only around 80 people.
Winning the jackpot means that she will be able to help all her family of more than 30. She had prayed and dreamed for this opportunity in such a long time that she feels happy it had come true.
It’s a fortune so unexpected that Joan Patterson, a Desboro Rancher only thought of verifying her ticket, bought from Grant’s Your Independent Grocer in Hanover, twelve days after the draw while having coffee with her husband, Jim at the mall.
When she found out that she won the jackpot, she asked the counter lady to keep quiet. She then called Jim who did not believe her until he saw her expression.
Joan and her husband are happy couple who take care of animals at their ranch. They have horses, donkeys, mule, dogs and cats. Joan loves horses so she thinks of a riding vacation in Arizona. She also thinks of re-fencing their ranch.
For something totally unrelated to their animals and ranch, she would love for herself a Corvette convertible and an RV for Jim so they can go on a trip to the West where the cowboys go.
Mike Montminy verified his ticket the morning after the numbers were drawn before going to his work at Cottingham Tire. He used an OLG self- scanner at a nearby convenience store to find out that he won the jackpot. OLG got in touch with him immediately.
Mike’s wife, Tricia, was too thrillled and unbelieving when her husband called to inform her about their fortune.
The couple who has two teenage kids had already resigned from their work and took the time to celebrate with family and friends even before they have gotten their winnings. They went on a limo to a restaurant in Windsor to dine with friends. They also visited the owner of the store where they had been buying the tickets regularly.
They planned a get away rendezvous to plan what they will do with the money that they’ve won. It has taken their life upside down that they need to give themselves time to decide on the best things they will do with their money.