Canadian Lottery winner, Josef Golob, 78, visited the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto this week, claimed a six-figure Lotto 649 prize, and told lottery officials his wife would be the last person to know about the win.
Golob won $100,000 with Encore on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, on a ticket purchased from Nickle Gate Variety on Main Street and Ringwood Drive in west-end Stouffville. He is a regular customer at the store, so Golob was not the only one who was happy about the win.
"The attendant who always checks my tickets printed up the validation slip with the prize amount," Golob said. "She then came around the counter and gave me a big hug."
The lucky winner probably had a second hug to look forward to when he returned home.
"I haven’t told my wife yet," he said. "I wanted to surprise her with the check."
The Encore addition can be added to many of the OLG's games. It costs an extra CAD$ 1 and provides players with additional chances to turn win a prize.