Hamilton grocery clerk to invest in real estate, sports memorabilia after $250K lottery win

Hamilton's Zachary Zampini won a quarter of a millon dollars in an OLG scratch game. OLG

A Hamilton grocery clerk says he’ll be investing his lottery winnings in real estate, sports memorabilia and a vacation when it’s safe to travel again.

Zachary Zampini, 19, claimed a $250,000 prize from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) after scratching off a winning ticket in Instant Double Diamond.

“I scratched my ticket in the store and saw I had three pineapples. I didn’t react at first because I didn’t believe it!” Zampini said when he picked up his cheque in Toronto.

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The winning ticket was purchased at Han’s Rainbow Super Variety on Rymal Road.

Zampini said the first thing he did upon discovering the win was to tell his parents.

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“I sat them down at the table and told them – they were excited for me,” said Zampini.

The win is the maximum cash value allowed with the Double Diamond scratch game.

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