Ontario Lottery winner bought ticket while ‘killing time’
Jacqueline Attfield of Blackstock, Ont., about an hour from Toronto, picked up the winning instant play ticket on July 23 while taking her dog to the vet. Now his bank account has grown by $100,000.
She describes buying the ticket in the first place as a “fluke”.
“I was spending time at the store taking my dog to the vet,” she told the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Prize Center in Toronto, where she picked up her winning pot.
The retiree has been a regular lotto player for 35 years. When she checked her ticket on the OLG app the morning after buying it, she immediately knew something was up.
“I looked closer and thought I had won $1,000, but after looking again I noticed it said ‘Big Winner’ and saw the actual amount. “, she recalls.
Attfield shared the news with her husband who, after feeling shocked, gave her a big hug and made her check that the winning ticket was safe.
She says she plans to use the money to buy a new vehicle, pay her bills and save it for a rainy day.
Attfield is the latest lotto winner to buy a winning ticket by killing time. In May, a Burnaby, BC woman bought a $10.9 million Lotto 649 ticket while waiting to meet a late friend.