Second prize still makes dreams come true for Burlington lottery player


Published October 20, 2023 at 3:20 pm

Lottery winner

As far as Cindy Spotton is concerned, taking second prize is not such a bad thing.

The 55-year-old Burlington resident said her ticket in the L0tto 6/49 draw of Sept. 27 didn’t match all the numbers, but it did enough to earn her $73,147.50.

Spotton said she and her husband were both shocked and thrilled when they learned they had won the prize. “We have dreamt of this together – it was nice to make that dream a reality. It’s incredible to have my dreams come true!”

She said the Golden Ball draw is what enticed her into playing Lotto 6/49. The Golden Ball means there is a guaranteed winner for every draw.

While at the store to check to see if she was a winner, Spotton said she scanned her ticket about 15 times because she to confirm that she was a winner. Once she realized it was true she was in a haze for the rest of the day.

“I even took the wrong exit on the way to work,” she laughed. “I had to put the win out of my mind to get through the day.”

She now plans to pay off bills, treat herself to an air fryer, and go on a vacation. “We will have fun with this money,” she smiled.

The ticket was purchased at Friend’s Convenience on Guelph Line in Burlington.

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