Cornwall couple win $100,000 on Encore

In this supplied photo, Chad and Kimberly-Ann White celebrate their lottery windfall at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023. (OLG via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall couple is celebrating a $100,000 windfall.

Chad and Kimberly-Ann White got lucky in matching six of seven Encore numbers from their July 29 Lotto 649 ticket.

The couple have played the lottery for three decades and it’s a weekly ritual to pick up a ticket package at Short Line Convenience on Second Street West.

“The words ‘Big Winner’ came up on the screen and I started to shake,” Kimberly-Ann told lottery officials when they picked up their prize at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto.

“I said ‘Oh my gosh – we just won the lottery! Chad was driving at the time, but he took a quick glance at my phone and said, ‘$10 – that’s great.’ When tears of joy began pouring out of my eyes, he realized our prize was much bigger than that!”

The Whites plan to use some of the money for a family trip.

“We’re excited to make precious memories together. This win is an opportunity for us to do more for our family and community,” Kimberly-Ann said.