Ontario couple wins more than $25M jackpot in lottery
Kenneth Beatty and Mona Gibson accept their check for $25 million dollars. (OLG)
TORONTO -- A couple from Barrie, Ont. said they have that “6/49 feeling” after winning more than $25 million in the lottery jackpot.
Kenneth Beatty and Mona Gibson picked up their cheque on Thursday from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Prize Centre in Toronto.
In a statement, Beatty said that he discovered he had purchased the winning ticket using the OLG Lottery App.
“I had to check six times, and then I had my wife check too,” Beatty said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon.
The married couple won $25,127,625.50 in the Jan. 8 Lotto 6/49 draw, and then also won an additional $2 on their ENCORE selection.
Neither Beatty or Gibson said what they plan to do with the money.
“It feels great, like this is a new chapter in life,” the couple said.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Shoppers Drug Mart on Essa Road.
According to the OLG, Ontario players have won more than $12. 9 billion in prizes since 1982.