TORONTO, ONHughie Gale of London won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $1,345,573.80 in the October 2, 2021 LOTTARIO draw. She also won $4 on another LOTTARIO play, bringing her total winnings to $1,345,577.80.

Hughie, 62, said he doesn’t normally play LOTTARIO. “I usually play LOTTO 6/49 or LOTTO MAX but this time I decided to buy two LOTTARIO!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I thought I won $13 at first, then the clerk said, ‘Your day just got better because you won over $1 million!’”

Hughie said he went home and tried to tell his wife, but his emotions took over and in that moment all he could do was hold up the ticket. “She said, ‘No, you didn’t!’ I said ‘Yes!’ and we were both emotional and she started crying.”

He plans to pay off his mortgage and complete some home renovations with his win. “I’m so grateful – it’s amazing!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Adelaide Street in London.

I’m so grateful – it’s amazing!