Apple Hill man wins $100,000

In this Friday, April 28, 2017 photo provided by OLG, Joseph 'Adrien' St. Louis picks up his prize at the OLG headquarters. St. Louis matched six of seven numbers on his Encore draw on his Lottario ticket. (OLG via Newswatch Group)

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.