Gregory Nikolopoulos on winning $50M: 'I screamed really loud'

A couple from Wasaga Beach, Ont., have made a trip to Toronto to claim their $50-million Lotto Max jackpot prize.

Wasaga Beach, Ont., man purchased winning ticket for Lotto Max draw on Feb. 6

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Gregory Nikolopoulos was the man who bought the winning Lotto Max ticket on Feb. 6. 1:32

A couple from Wasaga Beach, Ont., have made a trip to Toronto to claim their $50-million Lotto Max jackpot prize.

Gregory and Tammy Nikolopoulos won the draw on Feb. 6. They were presented with a ceremonial cheque at the OLG Prize Centre on Monday afternoon.

Gregory Nikolopoulos and his wife, Tammy, travelled to Toronto on Monday to claim their $50-million Lotto Max prize. (CBC)

Gregory Nikolopoulos said he discovered he'd won on Saturday morning.

"I screamed really loud," he said.

Nikolopoulos went and woke up his son, who wasn't sure what to make of the moment initially.

"He thought one of the dogs had died, or something happened or I was having a heart attack," Nikolopoulos said.

His wife and daughter weren't home for the news, as they were visiting the Dominican Republic together.

"We were just doing the happy dance," Tammy Nikolopoulos said Monday, describing the very unexpected news that she and her daughter received while in a phone booth.


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