Chatham man wins $50K in Ontario 49 drawNovember 8, 2018 11:14am
A 53-year-old Chatham trucker appears to have luck on his side when it comes to playing the lottery.
The OLG announced that John Cotey has won $50,000 in the Ontario 49 draw for October 20. This is the second time Cotey has won a major lottery prize.
“I won part of a Lotto 6/49 $2-million jackpot with my lottery group at work years ago,” said the father of three in a statement.
The idea of cashing in on a winning ticket came as a pleasant surprise.
“Even though I knew I had won, I checked my ticket again against a copy of the winning numbers,” he said. “I still didn’t believe it – and scanned it three more times!”
Cotey said he plans to put a down payment on a house and invest the rest of his winnings in an RRSP.
The winning ticket was bought at Petro-Canada on Grand Avenue West in Chatham. Ontario 49 is $1 per play, with a draw held every Wednesday and Saturday.