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Lottery win for Rockland retiree

A Rockland resident is a $100,000 richer now, thanks to a winning lottery ticket.

Suzanne Champagne bought the ticket more than three months ago at the Giant Tiger store in Rockland for the October 5 Encore draw.

Just recently, she went to check a stack of old tickets and found out that she was a winner.

“As I went through them, I saw ‘big winner’ come up and thought I won $10,000. I didn’t even think that was true!” she said.

Champagne, a married, recently-retired mother of two daughters already has a plan for her windfall.

She’s going to buy back her family cottage and enjoy her retirement there.

Lottery ticket buyers can play Encore when they purchase a LOTTO MAX or LOTTO 6/49 ticket for $1.00 extra.

Champagne recently made the trip to Toronto to collect her prize money at Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s prize office.


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James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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