Toronto woman wins $60M lottery jackpot based on numbers ‘dreamed’ by husband

Deng Pravatoudom won the $60 million Lotto Max jackpot. OLG

A Toronto woman has won a $60-million Lotto Max jackpot based on numbers she said were dreamed up by her husband almost 20 years ago.

OLG said 57-year-old Deng Pravatoudom is also the first-ever participant in its “virtual winner celebration” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In the video clip, Pravatoudom could be seen receiving her big cheque virtually wearing a mask with confetti falling all around her. Pravatoudom has been playing the same numbers for 20 years, all based off her husband’s dream.

“I was ecstatically happy, I was crying at the same time. I cried so much,” she said.

“I left my temple after prayers, went to a nearby mall for some errands and to check my LOTTO MAX ticket. I won a Free Play ticket and added ENCORE. I couldn’t believe a few days later that free ticket would be worth $60 million,” she continued.

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She said her family was very happy for her because “she’s worked hard her entire life.”

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Pravatoudom said she’s excited to be able to help out her children more with the money she’s won. She also said she plans to buy a house and after COVID-19, she will travel the world, including England and Texas and go back home to Laos.

Pravatoudom immigrated to Canada with her 14 siblings from Laos in 1980.

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