Emily Giroux of Powassan can realize her dreams after winning a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize in the April 10, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. Emily also won $20 on another selection, bringing her total winnings to $1,000,020.
The 68-year-old retiree says she is a regular lottery player.
"I recently decided to change up the numbers I have played for decades,” shared Emily, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque.
“And not long after, I won!”
Emily's husband checked her ticket for her while at the store.
"He sat me down to tell me about the win," she explained.
"At first, I thought he bought me something. But instead, he handed me my ticket and told me I won a million dollars!"
The mother of two, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of one says the lottery win feels surreal.
"It’s like I’m in a dream - never in a million years did I think I would win!”
Emily says her first purchase will be a new SUV.
"We want to be careful with the money and make it last," she said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Powassan Kwik Way on Main Street in Powassan.