Christy Redding from Chatham won $500,000 with MaxMillions in the Feb. 23, 2017 Lotto Max draw.
“I usually play Lotto 6/49 and Pick 3,” Redding said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “But my boyfriend recently had a dream that I won the lottery so I decided to buy a Lotto Max ticket as well.”
A few days after the draw, Redding remembered she had a ticket to check.
“When I handed it to the retailer, the lottery machine froze,” she explained. “My stomach dropped when I realized I won $500,000 – I haven’t slept since!”
Redding, a mother of one, plans on using her winnings to purchase a wheelchair-accessible home as well as a wheelchair for her granddaughter.
“I’ll also finally get my hair done,” she laughed.
The winning ticket was purchased at Ann’s Convenience & Video on St. Clair Street in Chatham.