Life is a little more “grand” for Harjit and Marilou Singh of Chatham. They matched all five main numbers to win a second prize of $25,000 a year for life with the lottery game Daily Grand this month.
The pair took the lump sum prize of $500,000.
Harjit said he has been a loyal lottery player for more than 30 years.
“This is my largest win,” he shared.
The night before the married couple discovered their big win, Marilou said, “If we win the lottery tonight, let’s renovate the house!”
Harjit checked the winning numbers online and noticed they looked familiar.
“I called Marilou over to come see. We checked it together using the OLG Lottery App and it was the happiest moment,” he said. “I was so excited I couldn’t sleep!”
Marilou, an early childhood education student, said she has always dreamed about what she could do if she won the lottery.
“Now we can make plans. It’s incredible!”
Aside from renovating the house, the couple plans to share their winnings with loved ones.
The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Park Avenue in Chatham.