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Desbarats man wins $500,000

The 37-year-old was on the road when he stopped for gas
Larry Cond of Desbarats



TORONTO – Congratulations to Larry Cond of Desbarats, who won a secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life from the July 13, 2017 Daily Grand draw. Larry opted for the lump sum prize of $500,000.

“This was the first Daily Grand ticket I bought,” shared Larry while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I’m not even a regular lottery player.”

The 37-year-old was on the road when he stopped for gas. “Out of the blue, I decided to buy a lottery ticket. A few days later, I stopped at a local store and used the ticket checker to check my numbers. Before validating the ticket, I showed it to the retailer who said, ‘I bet it’s the $25,000 a year for life ticket because there was one sold in the Sault Ste. Marie area.’”

Larry called his wife. “I said, ‘You have to get here. I won the lottery!’ She didn’t believe me at first until she saw the validation slip.”

Plans are underway for Larry’s windfall. “It’s a great feeling to know I can pay off the mortgage and begin saving for retirement. I am going to treat myself and my wife to a nice dinner. It still feels surreal,” he concluded.

Daily Grand is Canada’s newest national lottery. At $3 per play, the grand prize is $1,000 a day for life of the winner who matches five main numbers plus the Grand Number. The second prize is $25,000 a year for the life of the winner who matches only the five main numbers. The odds of winning the grand prize are approximately 1 in 13.34 million and the overall odds of winning a prize are approximately 1 in 6.8.

The winning ticket was purchased at D & D Variety on Highway 17 in White River.