The 58-year-old from Burlington took home $ 64,373.20 for matching six numbers plus the bonus number to win the top prize.
But that’s not all. She won $ 126.30 on her other Lotto Max picks and $ 2 on Encore. The result is that it is $ 64,501.50 today. “I was stunned – I wasn’t sure it was real!”
A children’s mental health worker, Gunnes immediately called two of her friends to tell them about her big news. “They were excited and wondered if this was real,” she laughs.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hasty Market on the Guelph Line in Burlington.
Gunnes plans to buy a black convertible and share his earnings with his two closest friends.
“Knowing that you are one of the big winners is so surreal – what are the odds,” she smiles.