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Sudbury man says 'dreams do come true' after winning lottery scratch game


The No. 5 seems to be lucky for a Sudbury man who recently won the top prize in an instant lottery scratch ticket game.

Stephen Kishchuk won $100,000 playing a game called Instant Power 5s right before his 55th birthday.

Kischuk told lottery officials he has been playing the lottery for more than 30 years and usually plays Pick 3 and various scratch ticket games.

"For some reason on this day, I decided to play my ticket in the store before getting my coffee," he is quoted as saying in a news release from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

"When I matched the numbers and checked the ticket, I wondered if I was seeing it correctly!"

His first call was to tell his brother the good news.

"He couldn't believe it. He was so enthusiastic. It was mind-blowing,"Kishchuk said.

"Dreams do come true."

He plans to use his winnings to pay bills, buy a new mountain bike, TV or computer and invest some.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mac's on Notre Dame Avenue in the Flour Mill.

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