Johnathan Barylewicz and Maria Murray of Chatham anted up and went “all in” to win the Poker Lotto All In jackpot worth $67,647.60 on Oct. 26. The married couple also won $5,000 on the instant portion of their Poker Lotto play, bringing their total winnings to $72,647.60.
“We don’t usually play the lottery together but we were at the store and I asked Maria if she wanted to play a Poker Lotto ticket since the jackpot was high,” Barylewicz, 42, said in a media release.
“We were shocked when we hit the jackpot – the retailer gave us a high five,” laughed Murray, a 37-year-old Human Resources employee.
The couple plans to renovate their current home so that they can eventually upgrade to a larger house.
“We want to make this win count,” concluded Maria.
The winning ticket was purchased at Ken’s Variety on Vanier Drive in Chatham.