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A Duet of Lottery Luck

30 Aug 2006

ONTARIO – As reported by the Toronto Star: "It's not unusual to have people walk into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation office and ask for millions — but rarely two at the same time.

"Anne Gray and her husband Michael Psaki had alerted the lottery staff that they would be coming to the Dundas St. office to claim their $10.8 million prize at 11 a.m. yesterday. At the same moment, unexpectedly, Antonio Arrojado and his family walked into the office with a winning $9.1 million ticket.

"'This is rare,' said Teresa Roncon, the senior manager of public relations at the lottery corporation.

"…Gray, 46, and Psaki, 54, have known for more than two weeks they were millionaires. On Aug. 12, their ticket was one of four that split the $43 million Lotto 6/49 pot.

"As for Arrojado, 'life is going to be a lot easier, he said. The winning number was drawn Aug. 19, but the construction worker didn't realize his Lotto 6/49 ticket was a winner until last Friday. He rushed in yesterday to collect his prize…"

 
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