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Cavan Couple Win $1 Million In The Gold Ball Draw

PETERBOROUGH-Dawn and John Shields of Cavan can “find their possible” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $1 million in the Gold Ball Draw on April 13, 2024.

The married couple say they have enjoyed playing the lottery together for 20 years. They make sure to pick up their LOTTO 6/49 tickets each week and always say “yes” to ENCORE.

The couple’s winning ticket was kept in John’s wallet for two months before they discovered their windfall. “I had to check the ticket twice and went straight home to tell Dawn,” John recalled while visiting the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings. “Dawn said, ‘We better triple-check it to make sure we are seeing it correctly,’” he laughed.

“When we told our kids, there was a lot of excitement. They told us they had never been happier for us,” Dawn smiled. “They are great kids and they shed a few happy tears for us.”

“It feels surreal to win the lottery,” said John. “It’s everything! One day you’re living your life and then next, everything changes,” Dawn concluded.

Dawn and John plan to pay some bills, invest and have a nice family dinner to celebrate.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pioneer On the Run on Lansdowne Street in Peterborough.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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