Robert Farr of Peterborough won $1,225,254.80 in the January 21st Lottario draw.
The 53-year-old Farr, whose favourite lottery game is Lottario, has a special method for choosing numbers.
“I often close my eyes and poke at my ticket with a pencil,” he says.
Farr bought his winning ticket at Brookdale Kwik Mart on Chemong Road in Peterborough. He was at the store checking his ticket when he discovered he had won.
“The store clerk handed me a long validation slip and I thought, ‘What just happened?’,” he recalls. “I felt numb.”
Farr plans to invest part of his winnings and also to help family members and donate to local charities.
“I’m happy to be financially stable,” he says. “It feels very good.”