Marie Martin of Dryden wins $1M in Lotto 6/49

Marie Martin of Dryden is the latest millionaire in northwestern Ontario.
Marie Martin, a 71-year-old retiree, bought her winning ticket at Teraz Express in Thunder Bay. (Supplied)

Marie Martin of Dryden is the latest millionaire in northwestern Ontario.

Martin has now claimed a $1 million prize in the March 12 draw of Lotto 6/49.

The 71-year-old bought the ticket in a lottery shop (Teraz Express) in the Intercity Mall in Thunder Bay.

“I was in Thunder Bay with my daughter when we stopped in the mall and I decided to buy a LOTTO 6/49 ticket,” Martin said.

“I’ve been playing LOTTO 6/49 since it first started over 30 years ago.” 

She found out about her big win when she had her ticket validated at a store.

“I saw the words ‘Big Winner’ on the screen and thought I won $10,000 until the retailer showed me the validation slip that said that the prize was $1 million.” 

Martin asked the retailer to call her daughter so she could share the good news.

“My poor daughter — when she got the call from the retailer, she thought something was wrong.” 

Martin, a mother of six and grandmother of 10, plans to invest her winnings and keep the money in the family. 


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