Family group of 12 from Oshawa, Whitby, Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton win Lotto Max


Published June 21, 2022 at 11:50 am

Oshawa's Sarah Pruesse and 11 other family members won second prize in a Lotto Max draw earlier this year. OLG PHOTO

The family that stays together, wins together.

A group of 12 family members from the Greater Toronto Area won a Lotto Max second prize of $64,549.90 in the Feb. 4 draw earlier this year.

The winning group members are:

  • Sarah Pruesse of Oshawa
  • Jeffery Pruesse of Oshawa
  • Matthew Lombardi of Whitby
  • Nicole McDougall of Whitby
  • Scott McDougall of Brooklin
  • Joan Lloyd of Burlington
  • Glenda Lloyd of Burlington
  • Margaret Gibb of Oakville
  • Penelope Lloyd-Bartolotta of Hamilton
  • Judith Lloyd of Stouffville
  • Jennifer King of Stouffville
  • Stephanie Lynn of Mount Albert

The group of 12 family members have been playing the lottery together for four years and discovered their win when Pruesse scanned the ticket using the OLG App.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, I had to get my husband to double check,” said the group leader from Oshawa. “I did a group video chat to share the news.

“A few group members thought I was kidding but when they realized it was real, they were so excited!”

Each group member will receive about $5,300.

“Some are putting their share toward renovations while others are paying bills and taking vacations,” said Pruesse.

Pruesse hopes the group isn’t done collecting Lotto prizes.

“We’d like to come back for a jackpot!,” she concluded.

Lotto Max players in Ontario have now won over $7 billion since 2009, including 91 jackpot wins and 769 Maxmillions prizes

The winning ticket was purchased at Ultramar on County Road 36 in Dunsford.


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