Retired northern Ontario woman wins lottery jackpot
Cynthia Ramsay of Haileybury picking up her Lottario prize winnings in Toronto. (OLG)
SUDBURY -- Cynthia Ramsay got a big surprise when checking her numbers for the weekly Lottario draw on June 20.
The 60-year-old retiree from Haileybury, a small northeastern Ontario town in Temiskaming Shores, won the lottery game's top prize of $250,000 by matching all six numbers.
"I started talking to myself when I realized I had won," Ramsay said. "I plan to come down from the excitement before I make any big decisions, but I am excited to get a new freezer."
She remembers asking herself: "well, what do I do now?"
The married mother of one says winning is a surreal blessing.
"My nerves are waking me up in the morning, but it's a wonderful blessing," said Ramsay.
The winning ticket was purchased at BNS Corner Gas on King Street in Cobalt.
Winners of prizes of $50,000 or more are once again able to pick up their prizes in-person at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Prize Centre in Toronto but must make an appointment first.