A Garson man is celebrating a $50,000 lottery win.
Guy Bergeron matched five numbers, plus the bonus number, to win the second prize in the Ontario 49 draw on Oct. 23.
“I scanned my ticket at the same store I bought it,” shared Bergeron, a 63-year-old retiree, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I was shocked!”
The winning ticket was purchased at North Star Confectionery on Skead Road in Garson.
The married father of two and grandfather of two plans to take his family on a vacation, make a down payment on a new truck and invest.
“It’s amazing,” he said. “Winning does happen.”
Ontario 49 is $1 per play and the draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m.
Visit the Ontario 49 page on OLG.ca for more information.