Montrealer’s life has changed dramatically, and her bank account is now $10.99 million richer. But beware, the woman shows generosity by wanting to share the sum with her lottery pool as well as with her nine brothers and sisters.
“I still can’t believe what’s happening to me now, but I’m so grateful,” said Olivia Delos Reyes, who won the Lotto 6/49 grand prix in the August 28 draw on Thursday.
Ms. Delos Reyes played the same group for 16 years at Lotto 6/49. While staying with friends, the night of the raffle, she found out that she had become a millionaire at the Loto-Québec app where she bought her ticket.
“After realizing that she had won the jackpot, she offered to drive home with her friend who was sharing the car with her. In the car, Olivia told her that she had gotten her hands on the jackpot and that it would be shared among the members of the group she was playing the lottery with,” Lotto Quebec said in Thursday’s statement that the two women, who were already planning a trip together, cried for joy.
In addition to showing generosity towards her family and her lottery collection, Montrealer also intends to think of herself by buying a house and a car.
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