Sudbury resident wins $250K lottery prize

William 'Tom' Sutton of Sudbury is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Red Hot 10x. (Supplied)

William 'Tom' Sutton of Sudbury is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Red Hot 10x.

Sutton, a retired electrician, said he is a regular lottery player with his favourite games being the Instant games.

"When I played my ticket, I couldn't believe what I saw," he said. "I almost fainted. I couldn't believe a win like that could come from a $10 ticket."

The father and grandfather said he told his wife of 58 years about his big win, but she didn't believe it.

"It's hard to believe," he said. "I've worked my whole life and I've never seen a cheque made out to me for that much money."

Sutton plans to share his win with his children and grandchildren.

The winning ticket was purchased at Lockerby Confectionary Ltd. on Paris Street in Sudbury.