Chatham’s Homer Martin has 100,000 reasons to be happy he opted for Encore June 3.
He matched six of seven Encore numbers in that day’s Lotto Max draw to win $100,000.
Martin, a father of four and grandfather of five, said he has won smaller prizes in the past, but nothing this big.
“I went back to the same store; I purchased my ticket – when I scanned it, I was in total disbelief,” he said in a media release.
The 74-year-old retiree plans to put his win toward a vacation and share with his children.
“It’s amazing. I feel numb,” Martin said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on McNaughton Avenue in Chatham.