There’s another lotto win in Halton — and it’s in Milton again.
A very lucky resident is celebrating a pretty big lottery win.
Leonardo Piazza of Milton is celebrating a $50,000 top prize with Instant Quest for Gold crossword.
“I’ve been playing the lottery for about 25 years,” said Piazza while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his winnings. “I usually play Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 with Encore, and I also play some Instant games.”
Piazza a retired carpenter, bought two Instant tickets – one for him and another for his wife of 48 years.
They played their tickets together at home.
“She won $3 on her ticket and we couldn’t tell what I won on the ticket I played,” he said. “I had to go to the store and use the ticket checker, and that is when I realized I won $50,000. I thought I was dreaming.”
The father of six and grandfather of 10 called his children right away to tell them the big news.
“They didn’t believe me, so I sent them a picture of the ticket,” he said.
Piazza says he plans on using part of his windfall to pay off his truck and then share the rest with his children.
“I am very happy,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at a CNIB lottery kiosk in Walmart on Steeles Ave. in Milton.
Photo courtesy of OLG