Thursday, July 18, 2024

‘A real blessing’: Deseronto resident plans to travel Canada after lottery win

Ainsley White of Deseronto won $100,000 playing ENCORE. – Photo submitted by OLG

Ainsley White of Deseronto is $100,000 richer thanks to a stroke of luck playing the lottery.

White matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the Jan. 19 LOTTO MAX draw to hit the jackpot.

White says he’s been playing the lottery regularly for the past 10 years. “This is my first big win,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

The retired skilled trade worker explained that he stopped at the store to check his tickets when he discovered he was a big winner.

“I didn’t know what it meant,” he recalled. “I was shocked and surprised. I went to get my wife who was waiting in the car – her jaw dropped! It was special to share that moment with her.”

Ainsley plans to buy an RV and travel.

“I want to see the majestic beauty of Canada and savour every moment as we visit family across the country.

“This win is a real blessing for me,” White continued. “I never thought I’d win. I play for the fun of it.”

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

The winning ticket was purchased at Your Town Quinte Foodmart on St. George Street in Deseronto.

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