Thorold man plans to pay off mortgage and take kids to Disney

A 32 year old Thorold man had a difficult decision to make, receive 25-thousand dollars a year, or take a half a million dollar pay out.

Dustin Walton, who won the Daily Grand draw on August 3rd decided on the $500,000 lump sum.

He bought the ticket at the Esso on Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls.

Walton used the OLG Lottery App to check his tickets and says the first one he scanned wasn’t a winner but the next one said ‘Big Winner $25,000/year for life.’

At first he thought it was a pop up , so he scanned it a second time, and there it was again.

The heavy equipment operator said the win has been life-changing. “I can literally breathe now – a lot of weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

The first thing he plans on doing is paying off his mortgage and bills. “Then I want to take my kids to Disney World. I also want to visit my sister out west and maybe look into purchasing a trailer so I can travel more.”

He says all he has been doing is working, so this is a relief.