And finally… won in a million

And finally... won in a million

A retired construction worker from Canada could not believe his luck when he found out he had won $1 million playing lucky numbers.

Jose Dourado, who had the winning ticket in the Gold Ball Draw last month, plays the lottery every week. He said his luck turned when he started playing his own numbers.

“This is my first big win,” he said at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

Dourado said he was at home when he checked his ticket online and did not believe he’d won at first.

“I had to scan it again – I was frozen with disbelief. My heart was beating so fast,” he said. “It took me about 15 minutes to accept it was real.”

Dourado said he is not sure what he wants to do with his winnings and plans to take some time before making any decisions.

“This will be enjoyed by myself, my wife, my kids and my grandkids,” he said. “This is beautiful and emotional. I’m happy.”

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