KAWARTHA LAKES-Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for 70-year-old Karen Redmond of Cameron. She matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the March 31, 2023 LOTTO MAX draw to win $1 million!
Karen, a mother and grandmother, said she purchases lottery tickets about twice a month. She enjoys playing LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 and always says yes to ENCORE.
The retiree said she bought her ticket and kept it in her purse for a couple months before checking it. “I was having a yard sale when I took a break to check it,” she shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her windfall. “When I realized I won, I gave away the rest of the items in my yard sale!”
She says she validated her ticket at the store and the machine shut down. “I couldn’t believe it!” she smiled. “There were a lot of happy tears that day.”
Upon returning home, Karen told her partner about her win. “He said, ‘Are you for real?’ We had to sit down because we were in shock! My family and friends couldn’t be happier for me.”
Karen plans to go on vacation and share her winnings with her children and grandchildren. “I’ve been excited and sleepless. I’m still on cloud nine,” she smiled.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Kent Street in Lindsay.