Peterborough resident Jill Artibello won $1 million in the June 7th Lotto Max draw.
The retiree says she has been playing the lottery since Lotto Max launched.
“I always play Quick Pick and this is my first big win,” she said at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where she claimed her winnings, a Maxmillions prize.
An avid sewer and crafter, Artibello said she checked her tickets at home when she discovered she won big.
“I kept looking and double checking the numbers online,” she said. “I just couldn’t believe it. I told my sister and she said, ‘Stop — you’re lying!’.”
Artibello plans to share her win with family.
“I will share with my sister, nieces, and nephews and my good friend,” she says. “I will also enjoy a more comfortable retirement and do some work around the house. I’m so happy. I never dreamed I would win.”
Artibello bought her winning ticket at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Charlotte Street at Alymer in downtown Peterborough.