Port Perry ironworker gets iron-clad $73,000 lotto win

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Published October 16, 2023 at 3:07 pm

Port Perry lotto winner
Ben Lowder of Port Perry

Ben Lowder of Port Perry can now “find his possible” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $73,147.50 in the September 27 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Lowder, a 29-year-old ironworker, said he’s been playing the lottery for six years and this is his first big win.

While at home he checked his ticket using the OLG app. “I was pretty excited when I saw the big winner screen – I had to scan it another five times to make sure it was true. I was pretty flabbergasted!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “It’s not everyday someone give you $73,147!”

He plans to use his winnings to pay bills and travel. “I’m renovating my home, so this will certainly help. It feels great – it’s a nice push ahead,” he said.

LOTTO 6/49 offers players a chance to win two multi-million dollar jackpots every Wednesday and Saturday, for the same $3 per play.

The Classic Draw offers a fixed $5 million jackpot for every draw, while the Gold Ball Draw guarantees a $1 million prize, or the growing jackpot that starts at $10 million and can exceed $60 million.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Thickson Road in Whitby.

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