Lisa-Marie Draganiuk of Delta, a dental hygienist is one of four lucky winners who claimed her share of $12.5 million today. She said in a media release she remembers being in “complete delirium” realizing she won the jackpot and called her husband right away.
Lisa-Marie also mentioned she and her husband planned to do some house hunting and will definitely share her winnings with her family.
“The first person I’m going to tell is my mom when I pick her up from work — from a job she never has to go back to,” she also said. “She has done so much for me and I’m really looking forward to returning the favor.” – She surely is a one lucky mom as you are a lucky daughter!
Mount Sinai Hospital employees have claimed the jackpot of $12.5 Million jackpot for June 5 Lotto Max draw.
Lilia Togade, the leader of the group of 10 health-care colleagues and her daughter, said that they started the lotto pool in their office a year and a half ago. “Most of us work in the operating room at Mount Sinai Hospital,” she said.
OLG said each of the winners have already planned what to with their share of the jackpot. Some would travel, pay off their homes, invest for their children’s future, and some would share their blessings by giving back to charity.
Here are the names of the lucky winners:
- Lilia Togade, Toronto
- Analyn Hernaez , Toronto
- Donna Togade-Villegas, Toronto
- Edwina Parrenas, Toronto
- Febmar Lingbanan-Lachica, Toronto
- Helenita Dulguime, Brampton
- Irina Kofman , Toronto
- Leonora Magdaong, Toronto
- Maria Carolina Villanueva, Pickering
- Mary Ann McDonald, Pickering
- Nenad Mraovic , Mississauga
- Sandra Lowery, Brampton
Sandra Lowery of Brampton, one of the winners said “as nurses, we are dedicated to our profession and will continue to work in the health-care field,”. This is truly awesome that this happened to these wonderful nurses!
After 15 years of playing the lottery, small business owner wins the $50M jackpot!
Gregory Nikolopoulos was picking up a bag of nachos when he bought his winning lotto max ticket. He said he and his wife have been playing the lottery every week for 15 years.
According to Nikolopoulos, he was having his morning coffee while checking the lotto results online when he learnt he had won the $50M jackpot. He said he started screaming his heart out! Luckily, his son was home with him at the time, so he had someone to share the joy and excitement with. Nikolopoulos’s wife and daughter were still on a vacation in the Dominican Republic.
His wife Tammy said when her husband told her about the good news they rushed to get home and were lucky enough to catch the last two seats on the first flight back.
According to the lucky family, they still have not decided what to do with all of the money. One thing they know for sure is, they’re buying a boat and are attending the next super bowl with friends!
With a $50M jackpot, you can attend the super bowl for years to come!
Congratulations Nikolopoulos family!
Randall Rush said he had a strong feeling he was going to win big someday. Staying positive for 6 years and continually playing the lottery every week has finally paid off!
According to Rush, six years ago he had a vision of digits pop into his head and with the encouragement from a friend, he started buying lotto tickets every week without fail.
Rush was buying his cat’s food when he decided to check his growing pile of lottery tickets. To his amazement, the last ticket he scanned turned out to be the winning ticket of the January 16 Lotto Max jackpot.
Rush said he expected to win one day, but never the 50M Lotto Max jackpot! He said from the start, he knew what he was going to do with the money. According to Rush, it’s “a tremendous amount of money and I’m looking at this like a gift from God and it’s a responsibility.” He plans to help unfortunate people from all around the world.
Rush also said that, being the car enthusiast he is, he wanted to splurge on his dream car, a 1965 Corvette. – We don’t blame you! She’s a beauty.
Joan and Wade Lidkea were faced with a tough decision this Thanksgiving – whether to spill or not to spill.
They checked their tickets Saturday morning after the Friday night Lotto Max draw. According to Wade, he printed the winning numbers for reference.
When Joan told Wade she had the winning numbers, she said he didn’t believe her and that he even cracked a joke about it. After having to look at the numbers himself to believe it, it finally became a reality. They both remember shaking while reading over their winning numbers.
Winning the Lotto Max jackpot on a long weekend wasn’t easy for the very lucky couple. They wanted to keep it to themselves until they were 100% positive they had won.
They validated their ticket at Ritchie Foods, where they bought the ticket. Sure enough, they had $30 million to be thankful for!
It was indeed, a long weekend they’ll never forget.Congratulations Lidkea’s!