Parry Sound welder Aaron Deschenes is pictured with his winnings on June 11th, 2019. Image supplied by OLG.
PARRY SOUND, ON- A Parry Sound man is $650,000 richer this week.
According to a news release from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, welder Aaron Deschenes won the top prize off the Bigger Spin scratch ticket, which gave him a guaranteed shot at an amount between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
“I’ve been playing the lottery since I turned 18,” said Deschenes, in the release.
“The most I’ve won prior to this was $500.”
He had scratched his ticket on his lunch break.
“When I checked my ticket at the retailer, the machine stopped on ‘BIGGER SPIN.,” I was in total shock and my family could not believe it either,” he said.
“THE BIGGER SPIN INSTANT” game is a $10 game that combines scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, an in-person spin on “THE BIGGER SPIN” Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
Deschenes spun the wheel on Tuesday, with his wife at his side.
He plans on buying a new house, paying off some bills, and saving for his two children’s future.
“This win is incredible. You can’t believe it when it actually happens,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Lane Family Pharmacy on Pine Drive in Parry Sound.