Combermere, Ontario man wins $ 1 million after buying bad lottery ticket: OLG

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OTTAWA – An 82-year-old man from Combermere, Ont. is a million dollars richer after his Lotto Max ticket won a Maxmillions prize, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced Monday in a win that came after an error at the cash register. Michael Butt said he went to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket but the cashier mistakenly printed a Lotto Max ticket for him. It was this ticket that won the April 7 draw.

“It would not have happened without [the cashier] Butt is quoted in an OLG press release. I was there to buy a ticket for the Lotto 6/49 draw and she chose the wrong draw and printed a ticket for Lotto Max. ”

Butt said he tipped the cashier who sold him the ticket when he went to validate it after learning that he had won.

OLG says that Butt’s brother already won $ 3.5 million playing the lottery in the late 1980s.

OLG prize claims for tickets over $ 50,000 can now be collected in person in Toronto by appointment only. The company communicates with the winners to set up meetings.

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