Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Belle Hoggard of Hepworth in South Bruce Peninsula. Belle matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the November 9, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw to win $1 million!
Belle says she is a regular lottery player and always plays ENCORE. “I’ve been playing the lottery for at least 20 years. This is my first win over $100,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to collect her win.
The great-grandmother says she discovered her big win while checking her ticket at the store. “The store owner said she’s never seen a big win like that before!”
Belle had a hard time convincing her husband of 48 years that the win was real. “He thought I was kidding at first. He was dumbfounded!”
Belle plans to purchase some new appliances, help restore her husband’s favourite vehicle and plan a big 50th anniversary party in the summer of 2023. “It will be nice to bring the family together to celebrate. The rest will be used for our retirement,” she smiled.
“This is a dream come true,” she concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Giant Tiger on 16th Street in Owen Sound.