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Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

Jan 16, 2020, 8:30 am

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming CorporationOntario Lottery and Gaming Corporation: Credit risk manager claims record $70 million Lotto Max jackpotRating:

TORONTO — A Canadian man is $70 million (US$53.7 million) richer after winning a record-breaking Lotto Max lottery jackpot in the Greater Toronto Area.

"I'm overwhelmed, excited, happy and shocked but mostly, I feel very, very blessed," winner Adlin Lewis said in a statement.

The check, which is the biggest lottery prize in Canadian history, was presented to the 49-year-old credit risk manager at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Prize Centre in Toronto Monday.

Lewis said he scanned his ticket using the lottery's app, but at first he received an error message.

"I tried again and then I saw the words, 'Big Winner' and the number 70," he said.

"I was shocked and wanted to confirm what I saw so I went online to see the winning numbers and one by one they matched!"

Despite the news, he said that he went to work that day, and thought of how to share the news with his wife.

"I wanted to tell her in a special way — with a trip or something creative — but I couldn't keep this news to myself," he said, "I ended up waking her up in the wee hours of the morning on Thursday and just telling her outright."

Lewis said that he's been on a winning streak. A couple of years ago, he won a car, and more recently, he won first and second place prizes in a workplace holiday draw.

"When my colleagues found out that the winning $70 million... ticket was sold in Brampton, they were joking at the office 'Is Adlin here? Did Adlin call in sick today?'" he said.

Lewis said he has played the lottery for over 20 years and often buys an extra ticket or two when the jackpot is high.

He said that with the money, he's planning on making some investments, taking a few trips, and "enjoying life."

"My wife has always wanted to try those VIP $100 slots in Las Vegas and now I can make that dream come true for her," he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at George's Convenience on Mississauga Road in Brampton.

In 2015, the winning ticket of a $60 million Lotto Max draw was also sold in Brampton. At the time, it was the largest prize in Lotto Max history.

The OLG says that since Lotto Max's launch in 2009, Ontario players have won over $5 billion. Lotto Max draws happen twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The next Lotto Max jackpot on Friday is an estimated $50 million.

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Thanks to ebrockerville for the tip.

CTV News, Lottery Post Staff

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11 comments. Last comment 10 months ago by Unluckyone.
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Hard Luck, Ak
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Congrats! Welcome to the Good Life and Good Luck in Vegas!

"We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                               Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

    TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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    Congrats on the TAX FREE $70 mil win!

    Don't let your wife lose it all in LOST WAGES (Las Vegas)

    The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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      Simpsonville
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      Third time is a charm; a new car, work 1 & 2nd prize and now $70 million tax free bucks.

      Congratulations and have fun in Las Vegas.

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        From one math whiz to another Congrats you deserve that trip to Vegas I would have probably done the same and went to work the next day too lol and then I would have been that person you used to know lol .

        “You cannot solve a problem at the same level it was created" .......Albert Einstein

         

        Throw it against the wall and see if it sticks (every time I send a deal to the banker ROFL

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          music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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            Adlin Lewis a 49-year-old credit risk manager should know how to bank $53.7 million dollars. U.S.

           Adlin deserves to be very emotional now. This is life changing and revolutionary.

           I will now begin using the lottery's app. Here in California it is, "Check A Ticket" on my cell.

           Many congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Adlin Lewis!!

           "We are all in this together!" 

            music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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            In "Related Stories" above, Lottery winner recounts harassment after claiming prize May 8, 2012

             Craig Henshaw is interviewed. He was a Canadian teacher who quit is job because he could not remain anonymous.  His fellow teachers begged him to pay off their credit cards and more.

             During vacation he went to Europe and left his ticket on the side of his refrigerator. LOL!

             "We are all in this together!" 

              music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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              In "Related Stories" above, Lottery winner recounts harassment after claiming prize May 8, 2012

               Craig Henshaw is interviewed. He was a Canadian teacher who quit is job because he could not remain anonymous.  His fellow teachers begged him to pay off their credit cards and more.

               During vacation he went to Europe and left his ticket on the side of his refrigerator. LOL!

              Also in Related Stories is another about Craig Henshaw. Toronto teacher claims $21.4 million

               Craig did not ask to remain anonymous. He had no idea what was in store for him.  Sept. 29, 2011

               "We are all in this together!" 

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                florida
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                Truly, and I have been giving the winning lottery numbers *using SOLARIS since 2015

                paneagle forum SOLAR STAR LOTTERY  and FLORIDA 2015 forums on lotterypost.com 

                Now absolutely clearly and VERY ACCURATELY in 2020

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                  Chasing $ Millions.
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                  Women generally don't like to be woken up in the wee hours of the morning. The baby had better be crying or the house is on fire, but Adlin had a perfect reason to wake the loved one. I seriously doubt he heard " This couldn't wait till morning?"

                   * Voice of Reason *   

                   

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Truly, and I have been giving the winning lottery numbers *using SOLARIS since 2015

                    paneagle forum SOLAR STAR LOTTERY  and FLORIDA 2015 forums on lotterypost.com 

                    Now absolutely clearly and VERY ACCURATELY in 2020

                    You must be a billionaire by now.

                      Unluckyone's avatar - lib

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                      Are you referring to future drawings? if he already claimed his prize I don't see anything wrong with leaving a ticket on his fridge. He got his money and was enjoying his time in Europe.