"It feels good": A carpenter from Brampton just won a life-changing lottery prize

Jun 20 2022, 8:10 pm

A lucky Ontario man has just had his life changed after winning $500,000 after playing the lottery.

Dwyane Nelson, a 39-year-old from Brampton who works as a carpenter, said that he’d been playing the lottery for over five years when he finally won big.

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He recalls going to the store to check his ticket to see if he had won anything.

It turns out that his Encore selection won him $2. But he also won a MaxMillions prize of $500,000 in the June 7 draw, bringing his grand total to $500,002.

Understandably, the happy news came to Nelson as quite a shock.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his check. “I told my mom, and she was so happy.”

The generous first-time winner said that he plans to share his good fortune with friends and family. And house-hunting will no doubt be a lot easier for Nelson, who says that he plans to put his win towards a down payment on a house.

“It feels good to win,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Conestoga Convenience on Bovaird Drive in Brampton.

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