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Hamilton’s latest Lotto 6/49 winner thought he won a thousand, not a million

Jack Demerjian of Hamilton has that “6/49 feeling” after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the April 15, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw. OLG

Jack Demerjian of Hamilton said it wasn’t until he put on his glasses that he discovered he’d won a million dollars with a 6/49 ticket and not the thousand he initially thought.

“I thought I won $1,002 because I didn’t have my glasses on,” said Demerjian recalling his first look during a stop on his drive home.

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“I put my glasses on and checked again and I thought I was dreaming when I saw all these zeroes. I was shocked!”

The 57-year-old trade worker’s total winnings were $1,000,002 from the ticket bought at Little Short Store on Pinebush Road in Cambridge.

He also won $2 off an ENCORE ticket.

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Demerjian plans to invest and save his win for retirement.

“It will be nice to not make decisions based on finances,” Demerjian said.

“It’s going to take a few days to sink in.”

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