"I felt numb": Jackpot winner used unique method to play the lottery

May 18 2023, 9:04 pm

One lucky Ontario resident has won over $1 million in the Lottario draw.

Robert Farr from Peterborough was at the store checking his ticket when he discovered he had won the jackpot.

He told OLG he has a unique method for choosing his numbers.

“I often close my eyes and poke at my ticket with a pencil,” he said while collecting his winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

The 53-year-old won a staggering $1,225,254.80 in the January 21 draw.

“The store clerk handed me a long validation slip, and I thought, ‘What just happened?’ I felt numb,” he said.

As the reality of his newfound wealth began to sink in, Farr expressed his joy at achieving economic security through the windfall.

“I’m happy to be financially stable. It feels very good,” the jackpot winner said.

Farr says he enjoys playing most lottery games, but Lottario is his favourite.

The winning ticket was purchased at Brookdale Kwik Mart on Chemong Road in Peterborough.

Farr told OLG he plans to spend his winnings by helping family members, donating to local charities, and investing.

Would you be so generous if you became a jackpot winner? Let us know in the comments.

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