John Labanovich of Port Perry is celebrating after winning $100,000 with ENCORE on August 10th.
“The day I found out I won I was heading home from a visit to my mom’s place and I was planning to purchase a ticket for that evening’s LOTTO 6/49 draw. It was Saturday.”
While at the store, John scanned a previously purchased ticket in the ticket checker and saw the words, ‘Big Winner’ flash on the screen. “I couldn’t believe it! I re-scanned the ticket two or three times before I handed it to the retailer to check. When the ticket was validated, the owner came over and congratulated me. I was so shocked I didn’t tell anyone.”
At home, John sat in his garage and had a few beverages before realizing he left his winning ticket on the passenger seat of his car. “I guess I was still stunned and it didn’t register that I was going to be getting this money.”
The following day, John drove to Toronto to pick up his windfall.
John is planning to use a portion of his winnings on his mom. “I have always talked about taking care of my mom and now I can! This money will allow me to give her a private room at the facility where she lives. No big purchases for me. The money will be going in the bank and I will be using only what I need in order to live comfortably,” concluded John.