Milton winner cried ‘happy tears’ after $50,000 jackpot


Published January 24, 2024 at 3:51 pm

A retired Milton grandmother has some extra cheer in her life after winning a Merry Millions prize worth $50,000 in the Jan. 9 draw.

Helen Oscada said she’s been a regular lottery player for the last 20 years and loves to play Instant tickets, Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 when the jackpots are high.

“I saw Merry Millions was new and decided to try it out,” she said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her prize.

Oscada checked her ticket at a store kiosk.

“I saw the Big Winner screen and I was shocked. I didn’t believe it and had to scan it a few more times,” she said.

“I had always dreamed of a moment like this. I was excited and emotional. I went out to my car and cried happy tears.”

She plans to pay some bills and share her win with her children.

“I feel so thankful for this blessing. It feels like a dream come true.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Havana Tobacconist on Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls.

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