Published January 13, 2023 at 3:31 pm
A Mississauga resident looks forward to a brighter future after winning the lottery.
Zulfiqar Chaudhry of Mississauga won the second prize worth $83,720.70 in the LOTTO 6/49 Dec. 3, 2022 LOTTO 6/49 draw, according to a press release from OLG.
Chaudhry, who works in logistics, said he’s been a regular lottery player for the past 17 years.
“LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 are my favourite games,” he said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
The 50-year-old father said he thought something was wrong with the ticket checker when he scanned his ticket.
“I couldn’t believe it – it was a beautiful experience! The cashier was so excited for me because I always purchase my tickets there,” he said.
Chaudhry became very emotional when he shared the news with his wife.
“My wife had tears in her eyes – it was such an exciting moment for us to share together.”
He plans to invest in his children’s education and possibly purchase a new vehicle.
“I feel that my future is brighter now!” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at the CNIB Kiosk in Walmart on City Centre Drive in Mississauga.
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