Tilbury man wins $77,777

Derek Butler of Tilbury shows off his recent OLG win, a prize of $77,777.

A Tilbury resident was instantly lucky recently.

Derek Butler won a $77,777 top prize with Instant Lucky 7.

The 29-year-old says he’s played the lottery weekly since he was 18.

“I gravitate towards tickets that catch my eye,” Butler said in a media release. “This is my first big win.”

Butler discovered his win while playing his ticket at home.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said. “I told my family, and they were surprised and happy for me. My dad told me I deserve this win, I was humbled to hear those words from him.”

He plans to purchase a vehicle and save the rest of his winnings.

“I don’t know how to describe this feeling – it’s a mix of shock and disbelief. I hoped for a big win, but I never expected it,” Butler said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mike’s Carwash and Variety Inc. on Mill Street in Tilbury.


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