Hamilton Ontario’s Newest Maxmillion-aire

The January 28, 2011 LOTTO MAX draw had 13 Maxmillions prizes up for grabs, and Hamilton resident Martha Lesiw is the lucky owner of a winning ticket for one of the $1 million prizes.

“My husband was always a bit skeptical of me playing the lottery, but here we are today!” said the ecstatic Lesiw.

The couple recently experienced a rough year, full of medical troubles, family problems and a serious car accident.

Lesiw, a medical transcriptionist, says this prize couldn’t have come at a better time.

“This $1 million is a real blessing,” she said. “I almost cried. I still can’t believe it.”

Besides saving for retirement, the mother of two grown children says she will pay off her mortage and help out her family.

The winning ticket was purchased at Fortino’s on Upper James Street in Hamilton.

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