Port Dover trio splits $1 million
The Lotto Max draw Oct. 26 has proven to be highly profitable for residents of Norfolk County and surrounding area.
Three winners of a $1-million prize recently collected their cheque at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Prize Centre in Toronto.
They are Susan Kennedy, Daniel Ivey and Richard Grace, all of Port Dover. They purchased their winning ticket at the Pioneer gas bar on Main Street in Port Dover.
This is the second $1-million prize awarded in the local area from the Oct. 26 draw. George Childs, 62, of Simcoe, collected his $1-million cheque last week.
Some of that good luck apparently rubbed off on Edward Van Poucke of Tillsonburg.
Van Poucke also collected a big prize from the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw. Van Poucke won $100,000 for matching six of seven Encore numbers in the exact order.
Van Poucke, 60, purchased his ticket at the Tillsonburg Metro on Broadway Street. He had the ticket verified at a local retailer.
“The lottery machine went off and I almost started to cry,” he said. “It’s only now starting to sink in. It’s really beautiful.”
Van Poucke is a trucker. He intends to buy a new vehicle and continue onward with his career.
“It’s unbelievable,” he said. “I’m still me though. I am still going to work. But this win allows me to breathe.”
Three Port Dover residents recently split a $1-million prize arising from the Oct. 26 Lotto Max draw. They are Daniel Ivey, Richard Grace and Susan Kennedy. OLG/PHOTO
Edward Van Poucke of Tillsonburg won $100,000 with Encore in the Oct. 26 LottoMax draw. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO