A local Chatham couple has more than half a million reasons to smile after a recent Lotto Max draw.
Sharon and Robert Nicholson of Chatham won $533,748.30 to put toward their dreams after winning a Lotto Max second prize in the Jan. 7 draw.
The married couple said they are regular lottery players, and it was Sharon who discovered their big win.
“I handed the ticket to the store clerk, and Big Winner appeared on the terminal with a lot of numbers,” said in a media release. “I didn’t think much of it until the clerk said, ‘You’re a big winner!’ I stood there in shock.”
When Sharon went home to share the news with Robert, they both stood there in silence staring at each other.
When the retirees each had the cheque in their hands, they laughed with joy. “This feels great – fantastic.” said Robert.
The pair said they will share this money with their children and grandchildren and do some work around their house.
“This is a family win.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Real Canadian Super Store on St. Clair Street in Chatham.