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Chatham Lotto Winner Is Finally Getting Her Hair Done

It didn’t take long for a Chatham woman to pick up her lotto winnings.

Christy Redding has picked up her $500,000 MAXMILLIONS win in Friday’s LOTTO MAX draw.

“I usually play LOTTO 6/49 and PICK 3,” Christy told lottery officials at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “But my boyfriend recently had a dream that I won the lottery so I decided to buy a LOTTO MAX ticket as well.”

Christy remembered to check her ticket a few days after the draw.

“When I handed it to the retailer, the lottery machine froze,” Christy explained. “My stomach dropped when I realized I won $500,000 – I haven’t slept since!”

Christy, a mother of one, plans on using her winnings to buy a wheelchair accessible home as well as a wheelchair for her granddaughter.

“I’ll also finally get my hair done,” she laughed.

The winning ticket was purchased at Ann’s Convenience & Video on St. Clair St. in Chatham.