Three Ontario friends win $21-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot
Three Ontario friends are now $21 million richer after winning the Lotto 6/49 jackpot after playing together for 16 years.
According to the OLG, one of the friends, Kenneth Nitsotolis from Markham, woke up and checked his e-mail and got a massive surprise.
"I opened the e-mail and confetti appeared on the screen," Nitsotolis said. "I rubbed my eyes and thought we won $21,000, but there were too many numbers."
Kitsotolis said he video called his friends, Bill Tepelenas and Dino Martino from Toronto, to share the news.
The group have been playing Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max together since 2005.
"I had to send them a photo of the win and then they slowly started to believe it," Nitsotolis said.
The men will split the $21,185,218.10 jackpot from the Sept. 22 draw.
The group say they don’t have any plans on how to spend their winnings just yet.
According to the OLG, Lotto 6/49 players in Ontario have won more than $13.5 billion in prizes since 1982.
London police have released a photo and description of a suspect sought in connection with the death of a Western University student in September.
Correctional Service Canada says the vigilance of staff members led to the discovery of tobacco, drugs, cellphones and cellphone accessories between Nov. 16 and 23.
Police say a loaded gun and drugs were found discarded while officers searched for two suspects accused of stealing a woman's purse in a northwest Barrie neighbourhood on Wednesday.
Saskatchewan RCMP are investigating a suspicious death at Red Earth Cree Nation.
Doctors considering a career in Prince Edward Island can walk the simulated halls of the province’s healthcare facilities and experience community landmarks thanks to a virtual reality project to help recruit physicians.
The Alberta government has hired a private law firm to defend Premier Jason Kenney after several environmental groups threatened him with a defamation lawsuit.
A man who was seriously assaulted and taken to hospital over the weekend has died from his injuries.
LaSalle police say allegations of abuse at a local day care centre have been deemed “unfounded” after an investigation.
The RCMP says on Nov. 28, members of the Integrated RCMP Cornwall Border Integrity Team launched a firearms smuggling investigation after a boat crossed the St. Lawrence and made landfall.