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Aurora dad says $1M lottery win will 'go long way for my family'

Mir Alam Adam Ali plans to put the Lotto Max jackpot toward his children's education and a nice dinner celebration
Lotto Max (Maxmillions)_May 31, 2022_$1,000,000.00_Mir Alam Adam Ali of Aurora
Mir Alam Adam Ali of Aurora.

The Lotto Max odds have shone in favour of Mir Alam Adam Ali of Aurora! He won a Maxmillions prize worth $1 million in the May 31, 2022, Lotto Max draw.

Mir says he is an occasional lottery player and usually purchases tickets when the jackpot is big. "This is my first big win," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

Mir says he was having lunch when he decided to check his tickets using the OLG App. "I was shocked when I discovered this win. I didn't believe it! I had to take a closer look," he said. "I immediately called my wife to share the big news and she thought I was joking!"

"I feel so blessed. This money will go a long way for my family," Mir smiled.

He plans to put his win toward his children's education and celebrate with a nice dinner.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

Lotto Max players in Ontario have won over $7 billion since 2009, including 91 jackpot wins and 769 Maxmillions prizes, right across the province. Lotto Max is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at One Stop Dollar & More on 14th Avenue in Markham.