Canadian lottery winner does “happy dance”

Tuesday January 25th 2011 Canadian lottery winner does “happy dance”

Lotto MaxA lottery player from Toronto, Canada, was so overcome when the numbers on his Daily Keno ticket netted him a $100,000 prize that he couldn’t stop his feet from dancing. Andre Kolompar, a 55-year-old union representative, paid an extra dollar to play the ENCORE game when he went to buy lotto tickets. And the decision resulted in him scooping a six figure prize.

The grandfather of one, who is a regular lottery player, told organisers: “When I realised I had a match for six numbers, I did my happy dance. I didn’t think it was real.”

Mr Kolompar said he has a few ideas of how he will spend his unexpected cash windfall. He is determined to take a vacation first of all and may also splash out on a new car when he returns.

Another Canadian lottery player is also celebrating a big win. Manuel Silva received a scratchcard as one of his birthdays gifts which turned out to be worth $1,000 a week for life. But rather than wait for annual payments, the 52-year-old, who is married with three children, opted to take a $675,000 lump sum.

Written by Peter Kirkham

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