Couple finally win Lotto 6/49 jackpot after playing since it began
TORONTO – A couple from Hamilton, Ontario who have been playing the same numbers on Lotto 6/49 for the past 25 years have won a huge CA$6.9 million jackpot after matching all their numbers in the draw made on October 2nd.
Adrian and Hermilia Georgescu, who retired last month, said that they checked their numbers on Saturday night and immediately recognized all their numbers had come up and they’d won the entire jackpot amount.
The couple had to wait for an hour the next morning in a lottery vendor to check their ticket was definitely a winner as the OLG terminal wasn’t open. Once their win had been confirmed the store clerk “went crazy” according to Mrs. Georgescu.
Having both recently retired, the pair have not yet decided to what to do with the money.
“We can’t even think about what we are going to do with this money,” said Mr. Georgescu. “I will probably buy a luxury car and quite possibly do some home renovations.”
“We’re going to travel, for sure!” added Mrs. Georgescu.
The couples lucky numbers drawn on October 2nd were 7, 13, 18, 23, 26 and 27. The bonus number was 46.
Published: October 6, 2010