October 4, 2016
Toronto, ON – Sursati Harduar of Pickering is celebrating after winning $58,792.30 from the July 13, 2016 LOTTO 6/49 draw. Sursati matched five numbers plus the bonus number to win a secondary prize.
“I enjoy playing lottery games,” shared Sursati while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where she picked up her winnings. “I occasionally win Free Plays but this is my first big win!”
Sursati bought her winning ticket in July. “I totally forgot about my ticket because I left it in one of my purses. I recently looked through some of my purses and realized I had six unchecked tickets. During a recent grocery shopping trip with my husband I decided to check them. My husband did the shopping and I headed straight for the ticket checker.”
While scanning the winning ticket, Sursati realized there was something different about it. “It said, ‘Big Winner’ on the screen and I thought I saw ‘$5,000’ as well. So I put my glasses on and scanned the ticket again. That’s when I realized I won $58,792.30!”
Sursati went in search of her husband. “He said, ‘This can’t be right’ and scanned the ticket himself. Then he said, ‘You’re right, you won!’ I was so excited I wanted to scream but I kept my cool. We went straight home without validating the ticket because we wanted to check the numbers online.”
Plans are already underway for the windfall. “I would like to do some home renovations and take a family vacation, most likely a Caribbean cruise,” concluded Sursati.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Rylander Boulevard in Scarborough.