Kitchener resident celebrating first big lotto win

Jamil Ahmed didn’t just win once, but three times in a recent Lotto 6/49 draw.

He won a second prize of over $121,000 in the July 9 draw, plus another $5 on one of his selections and $2 on Encore.

Ahmed, a regular lottery player, said this is his first big win while picking up his check at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto.

The 63-year-old musician says he was out enjoying his day at the market when he decided to check his ticket. “I saw the Big Winner screen and I was in shock,” he said. “I thought it was a mistake!”

He plans to put some money aside to travel to Vancouver with his wife.

Ahmed purchased the winning ticket at Hasty Market on Victoria Street in Kitchener.

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