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Rosemont woman has 18 million reasons to be in shock

February 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek
A Rosemont woman is $18 million dollars richer after winning Lotto 6/49 on Jan. 30.
Marilyn Pidlaoan purchased her ticket at the Petro Canada gas station on Highway 89 in Shelburne, and was shocked when her numbers came up.
Marilyn admits that she didn’t even understand the extent of her win at first, and claims she thought the ticket was worth just $18,000.
“I’ve been so busy at work that I didn’t have time to check my tickets until Monday,” said Marilyn at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, where she picked up her incredible windfall.
Husband Paul and daughter Kristle shared the exciting moment with Marilyn.
“It couldn’t have happened to a better person,” said Kristle.
“I am more than happy to be Marilyn’s personal chauffeur and I’ll even wear the black hat if she wants me to!” added husband Paul.
With her new found wealth, Marilyn says she plans to buy husband Paul a new tractor, and pay for her grandson’s education in the Philippines. That is, once she gets over the shock of winning!
“My legs were so wobbly, I needed Paul to help me to my car. When we got home, we called the people closest to us, my father-in-law and our daughter, to share the news,” said Marilyn.
Since the big win, Marilyn says she hasn’t slept much.
“It’s all too much to take in right now but I do know I want to share this money,” she said, through happy tears.
Since Lotto 6/49 was launched in June 1982, there has been a total of 3,345 Lotto 6/49 draws with Ontario players having won more than $11 billion in prizes, including 1,318 jackpot wins.


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