Ontario Truck Driver Wins $1 Million on Scratch-and-Win Lottery Ticket
A 62-year-old truck driver from Windsor, Ontario has become a millionaire overnight after winning the top prize on a scratch-and-win lottery ticket. Robert Dikan, who had been playing the Instant Jackpot Multiplier game for three months, said he was stunned when he checked his ticket using the OLG app and saw that he had won $1 million.
“I scratched my ticket in the store and checked it using the OLG app. When $1 million popped up on my screen, I couldn’t believe it,” Dikan said. “I screamed ‘I won! I won!’”
According to a press release from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Dikan facetimed his partner with the news, who was equally overjoyed. “She was so happy!” he said.
Dikan, who plans to pay off some bills, purchase a new truck, and possibly travel to Las Vegas, said he still couldn't believe his luck. “I have chills – I’m still shaking, and I feel fabulous!”
Instant Jackpot Multiplier tickets cost $10, with odds of winning some level of prize set at 1 in 3.57. The game features a variety of cash prizes, ranging from $10 up to $1 million.
Dikan's win is just the latest in a string of lottery jackpots awarded to Canadians in recent months. In February, a woman from Toronto won $60 million in the Lotto Max draw, while a couple from Newfoundland won $8.5 million on a Chase the Ace ticket.