Fort Erie man plans to pay off mortgage and put in a pool with lotto win

A Fort Erie man bought a lotto ticket on the first day of his holidays, and it turned out to be a stay-cation to remember.

Matthew Penny of Stevensville is the lucky winner of the guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the May 20th LOTTO 6/49 draw.

The married father of two checked his ticket on the Sunday following the draw. “I checked my LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed Prize draw numbers and did a double take. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!”

Matthew wanted his wife to double check.

“I took a photo of the ticket and sent it to her so she could look it over. We haven’t slept a wink since finding out about the win. In the middle of the night we would turn to each other and say, ‘Is this for real?”’

Plans are already underway for Matthew’s big win.

 “Our mortgage is officially gone. We will be putting money aside for our kids’ education. We will be maxing out our investments for retirement and now we can build a backyard oasis with a jacuzzi and swimming pool. Finally, this summer we plan to take a road trip to the Maritimes and rent a wonderful cottage by the ocean,” said Matthew.

The winning ticket was purchased at Stevensville Grocery on Main Street in Stevensville.