A Beaverton resident has hit the jackpot.
Les Simpson collected a $5 million prize from the July 15 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
“As the retailer scanned my ticket, I could hear music coming from the terminal. Then OLG called to confirm my win,” he said in a media release from Ontario Lottery and Gaming.
He quickly shared the news with his wife.
“I called my wife and told her I’m buying a new truck. Then I said, ‘I won $5 million!’ She was more excited than I was,” he said.
Simpson said the couple already has plans on how they will spend the windfall.
“I will help my son out with his mortgage and treat my grandkids too. One of them loves hockey. I’m going to buy two new trucks for me and my wife. I will be giving half of my winnings to my wife. And I’m planning to do more fishing going forward,” he said.
“Winning the lottery feels surreal. This money gives me freedom to travel. I would love to take my wife to Paris. I’ve never been out of the country, so that will be my first stop.”
Though initial reports said the winning ticket had been sold in the Lindsay area, Simpson actually picked it up at IDA Pharmacy in Beaverton.