Ontario's newest millionairesSaturday, May 04, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
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London couple win $17.4 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot
TORONTO - Malvin Knight and Audrey Gill of London, were overjoyed when they found that they held the winning ticket for the Lotto 6/49 April 27, 2013 draw.
Yesterday, the couple was presented with a cheque for $17.4 million at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
Malvin 73, and Audrey 60, are regular Lotto 6/49 players and always choose quick picks.
It was during the hockey game on Saturday night that they purchased their winning ticket.
"It was the end of the first period when I suddenly realized that I had not bought our 6/49 ticket yet. So I ran out to the store with only minutes left," said Audrey. "First I checked my ticket from Wednesday night's draw and I won $5 so I purchased a few quick picks with the winning ticket money."
First thing Sunday morning Malvin said: "I heard all of this screaming coming from the kitchen and I ran in and saw Audrey with tears in her eyes."
Together they checked and rechecked the numbers then started to plan their trip to Toronto to collect their prize money.
The couple who have been together for 18 years are so excited to help their family and friends with their new found fortune.
Malvin has two daughters, one son and seven grandchildren while Audrey has one son and two grandchildren.
The winning ticket was purchased at Mac's Trafalgar on Trafalgar Street in London.
Since Lotto 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $10 billion in prizes, including 1,259 jackpot wins.
As of April 29, 2013 there have been 3,054 Lotto 6/49 draws.
For more information, please visit www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.
The estimated jackpot for the next Lotto 6/49 draw on Wednesday May 1, 2013 is an estimated $3 million.
Ontario lottery players received $1.7 billion in prizes in the 2011/12 fiscal year.
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities.
Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $36 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario.
Proceeds from OLG's operations help support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities.