Saturday, February 15, 2014

Crane Operator Picks up a Big Lotto Win

A crane operator who won $11,031,692.30 in the February 1, (Canada) Lotto 6/49 draw told staff at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation he originally thought his win was a more modest $11,000.

Donald G. Nykiforuk, from Elliot Lake, Ontario, only realized the true extent of his good fortune when he asked a store clerk to double check the ticket and the clerk told him he bagged the jackpot.

"My legs were still wobbly when I headed back to my girlfriend’s to share the good news," Nykiforuk said. He now plans to pay off a few bills and treat himself to a new snow machine.