Ayr man wins $500,000 lottery jackpot
Marek Strzelbicki won $500,000 in the Jan. 6, 2017, Lotto Max draw. (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.)
Published Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:50AM EST
When Marek Strzelbicki first saw the words ‘big winner’ after scanning his lottery ticket, he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
Even after a second check revealed that he had won $500,000, Strzelbicki wasn’t convinced – so he took the ticket home and checked the numbers for himself.
Finally, he returned to the store with the ticket in hand and a smile on his face.
“My wife is overseas … but when she returns, I will be doing something special to share the good news,” Strzelbicki said in a press release.
The Ayr man says his plans for his winnings could include a trip to Hawaii and a new motorcycle.
Strzelbicki bought his ticket at the Foodland store in Ayr. He won his prize via the Jan. 6 Lotto Max draw.