The first lotto ticket bought and the jackpot of fifty million. It was her day!
When Juliette Lamour reached 18, her grandfather advised her to do something fun like buy a lottery ticket.
To the immense astonishment of Lamour and her family, she didn’t just win a small sum; instead, she took home the whole LOTTO 6/49 Gold Ball prize from the draw on January 7—a staggering $48 million Canadian (approximately $35.7 million).
When Lamour learned that her lottery ticket was the sole one to win, she was still at her job as a pharmacy assistant. Her supervisor, a pharmacist, relayed the news to her after checking her ticket numbers on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation app.
«The pharmacist collapsed to his knees with his hands over his head. He exclaims, «Oh my god! Oh, my God! «The university student recalled the event last Friday at an OLG ceremony. «I was absolutely stunned. He held up the phone to me. You just won this, he says. «How many zeroes is that?» I ask. I’ll count!»
Lamour then called her parents to inform them of the startling development.
«My mother picked up the phone when I called her. I feel like I just won the lotto. No, you didn’t, she says.» Lamour narrated. «There were my coworkers behind me. My mother is being told to «Come get her!» Come get her, please!»
«She arrived to my place of employment, and I gave her the ticket. I felt such fear. I already made a shaky signature «She went on.
On February 3, Lamour, a resident of Sault Ste. Marie, received her winning check. She has now broken the record for becoming the youngest winner of a significant jackpot in Canadian lottery history.
Lamour intends to take a trip soon using some of her riches.
The 18-year-old stated in a news release, «Once school is out, my family and I will choose a continent and start touring.» «I’m not the type of person to «sit on the beach.» I want to visit several nations, take in their history and cultures, sample their cuisine, and learn their languages.»