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Rockland, Ont., woman, 64, collects $20 million Lotto 6-49 jackpot

11/29/2013 05:13 EST | Updated 01/29/2014 05:59 EST
TORONTO - Rockland, Ont., resident Pierrette Levesque is Canada‘s latest multi-millionaire after winning $20 million in the Nov. 16 Lotto 6-49 draw.

The widow and retired Canada Post employee from the community east of Ottawa said she was still in shock when she picked up her prize Thursday in Toronto.

Levesque, 64, said she will take some time to think about how to spend her money, although travelling the world is definitely in her plans.

She says Paris and Spain are at the top of her list and her friends have ‘‘gracefully offered‘‘ to accompany her on her adventures.

Levesque added it will be ”first class — all the way!"

Levesque, an occasional lottery player, said her only regret is that her husband died five years ago and is not here to share in the joy.

”He would have been so happy," she said.