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“My second big victory”: truck driver shocked to have won the lottery AGAIN

As one Ontarian discovered, the only thing better than winning the lottery is winning the second time.

Robert McLaughlin is a truck driver who lives in Caledon. He’s been trying his luck at the lottery for over 20 years and his perseverance has definitely paid off: twice.

One day he stopped at a store to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket.

“I was at home when I checked my tickets on the OLG application and saw the Big Winner screen. I asked myself, “Does this look good?” “, he remembers.

The drawing took place on April 20 and as it turns out, McLaughlin won a Lotto 6/49 second prize worth $77,525.10.

“I told my wife, ‘I think I won $77,000!’ and I scanned the ticket for her,” he said. “She started screaming with excitement!”

For McLaughlin, it was probably a feeling of deja vu.

Winner Robert McLaughlin from Caledon, Ontario (OLG)

“This is actually my second big win — I won $296,000 with Lottario in 2001,” he said as he headed to the OLG Prize Center in Toronto to collect his check.

He said he would use his winnings to pay some bills and share that money with his children.

And he still can’t believe how lucky he was the second time.

“It’s amazing. It took a while to sink in,” McLaughlin said. “I kept thinking, ‘I can’t believe this is happening again!'”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Pik N Go Shoppe on Hurontario Street in Brampton.

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