November 16, 2018 3:44 pm

Retired TTC bus driver in Lindsay wins $100,000 lottery prize

Glen Haskett of Lindsay won $100,000 in the Oct. 19 Lotto Max Encore draw.

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A retired TTC bus driver from Lindsay, Ont., plans to do some extensive travelling with his recent $100,000 lottery win.

Glen Haskett, 63, claimed the $100,000 in the Oct. 19 Lotto Max Encore draw by matching six of the seven Encore numbers in the exact order.

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He purchased his $1 ticket at Loblaws on Kent Street in Lindsay.

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“I enjoy playing Quick Picks with Lotto Max and Lotto 6-49,” stated Haskett while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

Haskett says he originally thought he had won $10,000 when he validated his ticket at a retailer.

“I was almost numb and couldn’t believe it,” he said. “When I found out what I really won, I thought the store manager was kidding!”

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Haskett, a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, plans on using his winnings for “everyday life” along with trips to Vancouver, Alaska, and the Arctic Circle.

“It feels great – I can’t believe I won $100,000,” he said.

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