Another Northern Millionaire


Lisa D’Agostino of Sudbury said yes to ENCORE (February 10, 2017 LOTTO MAX) and won $1 million. Lisa matched all seven winning numbers on her ENCORE selection.

“ was a brand new experience for me,” shared Lisa while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where she picked up her winnings. “Although online shopping is something everyone does, including myself,” she laughed.

The winning ticket was purchased a few days before the draw. “I noticed the jackpot was very high. I’m a northern girl and the weather outside was terrible. The snow was blowing and drifting. I decided I would make my purchase in my pajamas, online! The process was quick and easy and I knew if I won, I would receive an email.”

Hours following the draw, Lisa received an email notification. “I checked my account and then sat there and stared at the numbers on the screen for 20 minutes. Everyone knows what $1 million looks like but I had to lean into the computer screen and count the zeros and the commas too!”

Next, Lisa shared the exciting news of her win with her husband. “He was still asleep but I made so much noise I’m sure he thought something was wrong. I could barely get the words out. I kept repeating, ‘I think I won $1 million and I’m not joking.” The pair checked the numbers together and saw the same thing. “We needed absolute confirmation so we called OLG.”

Lisa and her husband are high school sweethearts and parents to two adult children. “We are best friends and business partners too. We both have worked so hard our whole lives and receiving this kind of good fortune is still overwhelming.”

Plans are already in the works for a family vacation. “Our children’s happiness is what is most important to us and we are planning an awesome trip. That is my dream-come-true. I’m thinking Europe right now, maybe Italy. This win also gives me a chance to do some good. It has always been important for me to recognize the needs of others and to help where I can. What an unbelievable, amazing gift,” concluded Lisa.


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