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Retired Ontario couple wins second lottery jackpot

Ontario Lottery and Gaming CorporationOntario Lottery and Gaming Corporation: Retired Ontario couple wins second lottery jackpot

Jadwiga and Rudy Taylor didn't react like lottery winners Monday when they were presented with a $20 million check in Toronto.

There was no jumping up and down, no screaming, no pumping of fists in victory for the married couple, he in his 80s and she 48.

Hard to blame the Taylors, though. After all, when it comes to collecting a big cash prize, they've been there and done that.

The couple won $1 million in 1999 on an Ontario 49 quick-pick ticket.

When asked why she kept playing even though she was already millionaire, Jadwiga Taylor said simply, "Why not?"

Taylor and her husband, who lottery spokespeople indicated was 81-years old but who declined to reveal his age at a press conference, said they were going to use their $20-million, Lotto 6-49 windfall to help family members living in Poland.

"For starters, we'll try charity at home, and then we'll see," said Taylor, who did all the talking while her husband stood next to her, smiling.

The Taylors said they have yet to share the big news with family. "First, I wanted to have this," she said, brandishing the check.

She said the winning combination was based on her mother's birthday - a previously unlucky set of numbers.

"It was the first time I tried (those numbers) again in a long, long time."

Taylor said she "just didn't believe it" when she saw on TV that she'd won a second time.

"I went downstairs to my wallet and checked, and it was there," she said.

The couple, both retired, said they'd use the rest of the $20 million to continue living comfortably. They said they wouldn't be moving into a big house and didn't mention any lavish purchases they wanted to make.

Certainly, they'll have enough money if they ever want to buy more lottery tickets, but Taylor said she hasn't decided yet if she'll keep playing.

"I'm not sure," she said. "If I'm this lucky, maybe."

CP

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: June 20, 2007, 9:34 am - IP Logged

PartyWinner again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW some luck!

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    Coastal Georgia
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    Posted: June 20, 2007, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

    He's in his 80's and she is 48 ?

    heck, the ol man had already won the lottery........

     

                                   

                  

     

     

      JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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      Posted: June 20, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

      He's in his 80's and she is 48 ?

      heck, the ol man had already won the lottery........

      I disagree.  She is the one who is lucky. Wink

       

      Party

        MissNYC's avatar - diva
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        Posted: June 20, 2007, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

        I disagree.  She is the one who is lucky. Wink

         

        Party

        HAHA...that was a good one!

        "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

        Bed

         

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          Posted: June 20, 2007, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

          That must be awesome to win two jackpots in an eight year span.  They hit with a QP and their own numbers.  Not many players can say that.  Congrats!-weshar75

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            Posted: June 21, 2007, 3:58 am - IP Logged

            Another old couple.  I'm beginning to believe jackpots are made for Oogle old people.

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              Posted: June 21, 2007, 9:46 am - IP Logged

              Another old couple.  I'm beginning to believe jackpots are made for Oogle old people.

              Watch it,buddy! 48's not old in today's world. Wink  It happens to all of us and sooner then you think!


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                Posted: June 22, 2007, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                Jadwiga and Rudy Taylor didn't react like lottery winners Monday when they were presented with a $20 million check in Toronto.

                There was no jumping up and down, no screaming, no pumping of fists in victory for the married couple, he in his 80s and she 48.

                Hard to blame the Taylors, though. After all, when it comes to collecting a big cash prize, they've been there and done that.

                The couple won $1 million in 1999 on an Ontario 49 quick-pick ticket.

                When asked why she kept playing even though she was already millionaire, Jadwiga Taylor said simply, "Why not?"

                Taylor and her husband, who lottery spokespeople indicated was 81-years old but who declined to reveal his age at a press conference, said they were going to use their $20-million, Lotto 6-49 windfall to help family members living in Poland.

                "For starters, we'll try charity at home, and then we'll see," said Taylor, who did all the talking while her husband stood next to her, smiling.

                The Taylors said they have yet to share the big news with family. "First, I wanted to have this," she said, brandishing the check.

                She said the winning combination was based on her mother's birthday - a previously unlucky set of numbers.

                "It was the first time I tried (those numbers) again in a long, long time."

                Taylor said she "just didn't believe it" when she saw on TV that she'd won a second time.

                "I went downstairs to my wallet and checked, and it was there," she said.

                The couple, both retired, said they'd use the rest of the $20 million to continue living comfortably. They said they wouldn't be moving into a big house and didn't mention any lavish purchases they wanted to make.

                Certainly, they'll have enough money if they ever want to buy more lottery tickets, but Taylor said she hasn't decided yet if she'll keep playing.

                "I'm not sure," she said. "If I'm this lucky, maybe."

                the  winners  here  sure  were  blesed  but  a  man  in  his  80s  with  a  48  yr.  ld  woman  sure  must  be  worth  every  dime  he  got ....sex  must  not  be  all  that  important  to  her;

                but  like  she  said  charity  starts  at  home  she  wants  it  all  and  just  think  if  the  old  timer  should  pass  away  she  gets  the  loot  and  the  insurance  money I Agree!