Toy Store Worker Bags $1M Lotto Max Win

By Ben Hamill - September 08 2022

Lotto Max lottery logoA man from Mississauga recently discovered for himself the joy of beginner’s luck when he decided to purchase a lottery ticket for the first time in his life.

Lucky Lotto winner Nathaniel Marksman bagged a massive $1 million in Maxmillion prize money from the Lotto Max draw of June 3. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) confirmed the huge win.

According to Marksman, when he saw the many zeroes, he had assumed that the machine must be broken when he checked his ticket at the retail outlet. He said he then requested assistance from the store’s clerk, who confirmed that the machine was actually in perfectly working order.

A Life-Changing Win

Following the good news, the happy winner said he was both surprised as well as shocked at the results and cried many happy tears in his car. He said he shared the good news with his brother first, and that he shared in his happiness of being a first-time winner.

As for what he plans to do with his winnings, Marksman, who is employed at a toy store, said he’ll be helping his family with his funds. He plans on settling his mother’s mortgage as well as sharing his riches with his brother.

Marksman confirmed that he had purchased his winning Lottery ticket from a Shell gas station on Rexwood Road, Mississauga.

Twice Lucky  

In other Lottery news, a grandfather from Ontario recently bagged a massive Lottery win for the second time. In 2011, Markham resident Surinderjit Dehal won $100,000, only to repeat the stunt earlier this year in May when he discovered with the help of the OLG app that he had won another $100,000.

While claiming his big win at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, the happy grandfather said he had been elated when he saw the Big Winner screen. Dehal said he immediately called his daughter to share the good news with her. She apparently now calls him the “Lottery specialist”. She had been sleeping at th4 time of her father’s call, but immediately got up when she heard him share the incredible news.

Dehal, too, plans on helping his family better their lives with his winnings. He said the money will go to his children and grandchildren, and that he’s immensely grateful for the enormous blessing.

Dehal said he purchased his winning Lotto ticket at Chung Wah Books Stores, which is located on Alton Towers Circle in Scarborough.