Sports lottery lands local man $500K

Jan 10 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Sports lottery lands local man $500K

Local teacher Raymond De Ridder celebrates the winning of more than half a million dollars recently from the POOLS lottery.

Chatham’s Raymond De Ridder is $514,314 richer thanks to a recent lottery win playing POOLS.

“I love playing POOLS and tracking the games every Sunday,” De Ridder said in a media release. “I won all the afternoon and evening games and chose the underdog for Monday’s game, which I thought was crazy. It was a really intense game, and very exciting when they won.”

The 33-year-old teacher could barely sleep that night as he was anxiously waiting to find out his share of the pool.

“When I found out how much I won, I called my girlfriend right away and told her. She was ecstatic.”

He said this win still has him in disbelief.

“It’s so exciting – a game changer for me. I can pay off my bills and make life easier. I am looking forward to the journey ahead,” he said.

POOLS is the sports game that’s easy to play. Each $5 wager allows you to pick your sport and Card number and select who you think will win each matchup.

The winning ticket was purchased at Piggy Mart on McNaughton Avenue in Chatham.

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