Toronto cleaner wins $16.6M
"I immediately ... lay down for a while"
A Toronto janitor is cleaning up after learning his Lotto Max ticket bagged him a $16.6-million payout.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says John Addo checked his ticket Saturday at a local store and found he had one of the three winning tickets in Friday's $50-million draw.
The Ghana native, who came to Canada 20 years ago, has been working seven days a week for an industrial cleaning company to make ends meet.
Addo said his friends teased him about his weekly ticket purchase, but he always believed he would win one day.
He plans to buy a home and visit his family in Ghana with his winnings, and also wants to invest some of the money.
Addo, who moved from Montreal to Toronto three years ago, said he couldn't stop crying when he found out that he had won.
"I immediately went straight home and lay down for a while to think about it," he said in a statement released by the OLG on Tuesday.
"I could never have imagined winning this much money in my life."