A 47-year-old long-term care worker who lives in Penetanguishene, Ont., is $3 million richer after winning a top lottery prize.
Christopher Irvine, 47, thought he won $3,000 at first and had to double-check his ticket.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I thought there were too many zeroes, so I had to double-check at the store. The clerk couldn’t believe it either.”
Irvine told his girlfriend and co-workers about his big win.
“My girlfriend said, ‘Don’t lie!’ and freaked out when she realized it was real,” he said. “I’m a big joker so everyone at work thought it was a joke, too”
Irvine said he plans to use his win to help family, invest and buy some TVs for the long-term care home he works at.
The winning ticket was purchased at Daisy Mart on Main Street in Penetanguishene.