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London, Ont. man wins $1.3M, plus $4, on two winning lottery tickets

Hughie Gale of London, Ont., won over $1.3 million in the Oct. 2, 2021 LOTTARIO draw. via OLG

It seems Hughie Gale of London, Ont., had the Midas touch when he purchased two Lottario tickets on Oct. 2 — though one of those tickets certainly brought a bigger payday.

Gale, 62, won $1,345,573.80 in the draw, plus $4 on another play, for a total of $1,345,577,80.

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In a statement from OLG, Gale said he usually plays Lotto 6/49 or Lotto Max but he decided instead to buy two Lottario tickets.

“I thought I won $13 at first, then the clerk said, ‘Your day just got better because you won over $1 million.'”

Gale said he rushed home to tell his wife but found himself speechless and could only hold up the ticket. His wife, in disbelief, began to cry, Gale says.

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He plans to use the winnings to pay off his mortgage and complete some home renovations.

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