Meaford retiree wins a ‘Guaranteed Lotto 6/49’ prize

“It’s like winning the Stanley Cup,” said Micheal Melnychuk of Meaford after winning a $50,000 prize in the March 30, 2019 LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw. The LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw offered 50 Guaranteed Prize Draws of $50,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw.

“Is this real?” laughed Micheal, a 70-year-old retiree, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I play LOTTO 6/49 twice a week and LOTTO MAX on Fridays.”

After checking his ticket at a retailer, Micheal’s excitement became a reality. “It’s a rare event to win, almost like winning the Stanley Cup,” he smiled.

The father of two and grandfather of four plans on doing home renovations, building a green house, investing and enjoying his winnings.

Since its launch in June 1982, Ontario LOTTO 6/49 players have won over $12.5 billion in prizes, including1,370 jackpot wins and 273 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws.

The winning ticket was purchased at Food Basics on 16th Street in Owen Sound.