Playing Encore paid off for Kevin Jack of Blenheim. Jack matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order in the May 16 Lotto 6/49 draw to win $100,000.
He also won an additional $5 on his Lotto 6/49 selection, bringing his total winnings to $100,005.
Jack, a 65-year old married father and grandfather of five, discovered his win at a retailer when he self-scanned his ticket and saw the Big Winner message.
“I was numb – I started to shake a bit. You always check your ticket, but you never expect to win,” he said in a media release. “I was on the phone in the store with OLG when my wife walked in as asked, ‘what are you doing on the phone?’”
The automotive industry retiree has no major plans for his winnings just yet.
“It wasn’t feeling real, so it’s hard to mentally spend money you don’t quite have yet. But this will give me a comfortable retirement,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at BNS Corner Gas on King Street in North Cobalt.