Orillia couple wins $25M lotto jackpot
Published Monday, August 27, 2012 5:07PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 27, 2012 8:13PM EDT
Two Orillia residents are the province’s newest millionaires after winning a $25-million Lotto Max Jackpot from a draw on Friday.
Susannah and Ron Higgs picked up their cheque at Toronto’s OLG Prize Centre on Monday.
Susannah told reporters that she initially thought the “$25 million” she saw flashing on the ticker self-checker was an advertisement for an upcoming jackpot.
“When the bells and whistles went off at the terminal, I watched as my daughter ran around the store all excited realizing that I had the winning ticket,” Susannah said.
Susannah, 56, works for an engineering company while her husband, Ron, 59, works as a steel manufacturer.
The couple has already decided to give away more than $12 million to family members.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Daisy Mart in Orillia.