"A dream come true": Retired bus driver to buy motorcycle after big lottery win

Jan 19 2023, 9:00 am

One Ontario man has a million reasons to celebrate after winning the lottery.

Henry Dumouchel, a Chatham resident and retired bus driver, says that he plays the lottery regularly.

“I play the lottery twice a week,” he said.

After buying a ticket for the November 26, 2022, draw, Dumouchel decided to check the results at the store.

“I thought I won $1,000 at first,” he recalled. “When I gave my ticket to the cashier, she told me it was too many zeroes for it to be a $1,000 win.”

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The cashier was right — Dumouchel was stunned to discover that he had in fact won Lotto 6/49 prize worth $1 million in the Gold Ball Draw.

“I pinched myself so many times – I didn’t believe it,” he said. “I was at a loss for words.”

He added, “I’ve been playing LOTTO 6/49 since the beginning – it’s now officially my favourite game!”

The grandfather already has some fun plans for his winnings: he’ll be taking the family out for a celebratory dinner and willo also be buying himself a brand-new motorcycle.

“This is a dream come true,” he said, while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his cheque.

The winning ticket was purchased at Colonial Variety on King Street in Harrow.

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