Lottery Winner Has Ideas For His Million

Lotto 6/49 winner Raymond Jido collects his cheque, May 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy the OLG)

A 75-year-old Windsor man might finally retire after collecting $1-million from the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corporation.

Raymond Jido’s numbers checked out during the March 15 Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed $1-million Prize draw.

“My mouth dropped open. I couldn’t believe my eyes.” He says, “My first thoughts were, ‘Who do I call now? I can’t call my wife because she would freak out. I didn’t want to call my daughters in case they were driving so I decided to wait until 5pm so I could share the good news with everyone at home.”

Back at Jido’s home, “I yelled, ‘Your dad is the million dollar winner from Windsor!’ One of my daughters began to cry while the other one gave me a huge hug,” he explains. “Meanwhile, my wife froze from shock.”

Jido says he plans to pay off his mortgage, possibly buy a new car and take his family on a vacation.

“Winning the lottery gives me financial freedom and it means my retirement is set,” adds the 75-year-old. “I may even retire.”

A $1-million Lotto 6/49 ticket from 2016 is still outstanding in Windsor.