Now here’s a story of a lottery winner who certainly has lived up to her name. Quite literally, in fact! Helen Fortune from Oxford Junction in Ontario, Canada, has just won a $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize in the draw that took place on the 17th of June, 2015. Read further for the full details of her story.
This win has been the latest big Lotto 6/49 win for players in Ontario. In February, a woman by the name of Sheila Nagels from Hamilton won a massive jackpot prize to the tune of $5 million. The Cumberland County resident certainly couldn’t keep her calm after she found out about her great big Lotto 6/49 win.
“My daughter could hear me screaming from the other room,” said the lucky winner. “I think she thought I wanted her to come and kill a spider!” she jokingly added. With no spider to kill, her daughter was able to breathe a sigh of relief as she absolutely hates them. After the screaming and excitement in the room died down a little, her daughter joined in on the celebrations after double-checking the Lotto 6/49 results online.
When looking at all the wins carefully, it was clear that in actually fact Canada has seen several huge winners in recent months. Constables Tara Vallentgoed and Sarah McGregor both won a $5 million Lotto 6/49 game in May after playing one ticket together for years. Another winner of a Canadian lottery, called Lotto Max, went by the name of Bruce Rowe from Alberta. Bruce Rowe was lucky enough to get to take home a $1 million prize earlier this year.
Now let’s get down to brass tax. Just how big a fortune did Helen actually win? Initially she thought it wasn’t a really big one. “I kept seeing zeros. First, I thought it was a thousand dollars...and then 100,000 dollars. When I figured out it was a million, I thought I was going to faint. It was just absolutely surreal, and I will never forget that moment when it sunk in that I had won all that money,” said Helen with a smile on her face.
Helen Fortune bought her winning Lotto 6/49 ticket from Circle K in Oxford Junction. She decided to buy one here as it was close to her work. Earlier this year, another lucky lottery player by the name of Suzanne Birt, managed to win $500,000 on a lottery ticket which she bought at the store where she used to be an employee.
When it was reported that a woman called Edith Shackleton from Calgary in Alberta won a $1 million Lotto 6/49 prize last year, she decided to spend her winnings on travel and house repairs. Fortune is happily married to a kind and loving husband. They plan on using their Lotto 6/49 winnings in order for them to buy a lovely new cosy house and to pay off the bills that they owe. Helen Fortune also states that she plans on using her winnings to help all her beloved family members, just like American scratch card winner Judy Brown who shared some of her winnings with her two brothers. Helen does have a priority checklist for her winnings, however. Helen says that a brand new washing machine is going to be first on the list!
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