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.