Toronto cleaner claims Lotto Max prizeThursday April 21st 2011
There were three winning tickets for the $50 million Lotto Max draw which took place on Friday 15th April and a Toronto cleaner claims his Lotto Max prize after realising he was one of the lucky winners. A Ghana native John Addo, who came to live in Canada 20 years ago and has scooped a share of more than $16 million of this lottery jackpot.
Addo, who is 50 years old, has told lottery officials that he does not want any publicity following his Lotto Max win as he does not want to divulge details of his personal life so few details are available to us. However, he has spoken of his win and given a few clues about his plans for his newfound fortune.
This winning lottery ticket was purchased at a Gateway news stand at Wellington and St John’s, Toronto. Obviously as Addo is originally from Ghana, he has a lot friends and relatives still living there. He plans to use some of his Lotto Max winnings to visit them. As many of us would, he also plans to buy his own home and invest any that is left over.
Working seven days a week for local industrial cleaning company to make ends meet are now over for Addo and his co workers who teased him about his weekly lotto ticket purchase will be eating their words as they continue with their employment.
The winning numbers for the main Lotto Max draw were 3, 12, 14, 15, 25, 32, 49 and the bonus was 37. The jackpot for the draw this Friday currently stands at $32 million.
Written by Katelin Thompson