Chatham man wins $1 million

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Trust us, Dwayne Willder is smiling behind the mask after his $1-million lottery win recently.

Chatham’s Dwayne Willder has one million reasons to smile.

Willder had the winning ticket for a MaxMillions prize, part of Lotto Max, worth $1 million from the June 8 draw.

Willder, a food industry worker, says he decided to purchase an extra $10 worth of tickets on a whim and that was what led him to win his prize.

“I honestly couldn’t believe it. I checked my ticket using the OLG Lottery App and my wife came to look for herself when she heard the noise on my phone. I had to double check on OLG.ca because I was in denial,” he said in a media release.

“It’s very unexpected and overwhelming Willder said. “The support from friends has been amazing. I’ve heard a lot of nice words from them.”

He has a plan for the cash as well.

“We’ve always put our money towards our house and children. Now we can really enjoy a future focused on us,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Charlie’s Variety Store on Park Avenue in Chatham.

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