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Canada's Largest Lottery Jackpot: $120M Handed Out In One Day (UPDATED)

02/24/2016 08:38 EST | Updated 02/24/2017 05:12 EST

TORONTO — The largest lottery payout in one day was issued to two winners in Ontario.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. handed out two prizes totalling $120 million in Toronto.

John Henry, a grandfather from Mississauga, Ont., won a $60-million jackpot in a December draw.

And Joan Patterson, a rancher from Desboro, Ont., won a $60-million jackpot in the Feb. 5 Lotto Max draw.

Both winners were handed giant cheques and expressed their disbelief at their good luck.