APPLE HILL – Running a few errands really paid off for a father from North Glengarry.
Joseph “Adrien” St. Louis of Apple Hill won $100,000 after matching six of seven numbers on his Encore selection for the May 18 Lottario draw.
“I was running errands when I decided to pick up some lottery tickets,” St. Louis said. “I play the same numbers every week.”
After buying it, he didn’t check his ticket for a week.
“I had a few tickets to check so I used the ticket checker. I quickly realized I had a Big Win ticket. I asked the retailer to scan my ticket and the terminal froze. My wife was waiting in the car and I told her to come in. She said, ‘What is going on?’ I said, ‘I think I won big but I don’t know how much…When I saw the validation slip I began shaking with excitement. One person at the store asked to touch me for good fortune,” St. Louis laughed.
He plans to buy a new vehicle, do some fix ups to their house and then sell it and buy a new home. St. Louis also plans to help out his children and loved ones, including a possible trip to Calgary.
The ticket was bought at the MacEwen on Main Street in Alexandria.