Chatham woman wins $100K

Chatham’s Melody Southgate is ecstatic to show off her winnings from an Encore draw in June.

Melody Southgate may not have won the big prize, but snagging $100,000 in a June 14 Encore draw certainly made her smile.

Southgate played Encore on the June 14 Lotto Max draw, and matched the last six of seven numbers to win.

Southgate, 61, said she is an occasional lottery player and randomly logged into her OLG account to purchase this ticket.

“I saw the e-mail from OLG and thought it was a scam. Then I logged into my account and saw the big win. I still didn’t believe it until I spoke to someone at OLG,” she said in Southgate added it took a few days for her win to sink in.

“I might not fully accept it until I see the money in my bank,” she said.

“I’m planning to treat myself and my best friend with a trip to the UK. The rest will be invested by my trusted advisors for me to enjoy a nice retirement,” she concluded.

The winning ticket was purchased on


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