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Winning $30M lotto ticket sold in Hamilton area

08/31/2013 11:50 EDT | Updated 10/31/2013 05:12 EDT
Someone in the Hamilton area just got a whole lot richer.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) says the winning ticket in Friday night's $30-million Lotto Max draw was sold in the Hamilton area.

In addition, the OLG says an Encore ticket that was sold in Saint Catherines has yielded a $100,000 prize.

This is not the first time this year the winning ticket for $30-million lotto jackpot was sold in the Hamilton area.

Gayle Zolaturiuk, born and raised in the city, won a massive Lotto 6/49 take on a ticket she purchased at Big Bear Food Mart on Limeridge Road West.

"Each week I only play one Quick Pick and one ENCORE. I always said that you just need one ticket. But I was still in disbelief when I checked my ticket and discovered that I was the winner of the big jackpot," Zolaturiuk, who discovered she had won after checking her ticket online, said in March.

"My heart started racing. I just couldn't believe it. I kept looking at it again and again to make sure I was really seeing what I was seeing."

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