Vern Hink was shocked to find his LOTTO 6/49 ticket for the January 29th draw was a $90,250.50 winner! The Brandon resident matched five numbers and the Bonus to win the game’s second Top Prize.
Vern purchased the lucky $10 Quick Pick ticket from the Shell Self-Serve, located at 1108-18th Street in his hometown.
“I was babysitting my granddaughter and realized that I should check my ticket on the Internet,” Vern recalled. “I checked the LOTTO 6/49 winning numbers, and thought, ‘That’s promising!’” he laughed. “I did a double-take when I realized I was the only winner [in the 6/7+Bonus category]! I had thought that there were two other winners and the prize would be split up. The whole $90,000 is a significant difference to what I thought I’d won! I was shocked and surprised.”
At the time of his win, Vern didn’t have any specific plans for his winnings, but said “it will be used very carefully”.by