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Barrie man wins big with lottery

Jack Desrocher, of Barrie, Ont., holds his big cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto (OLG) Jack Desrocher, of Barrie, Ont., holds his big cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto (OLG)
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A Barrie resident who has been playing the lottery for 40 years is celebrating winning $50,000 with Instant Crossword.

Jack Desrocher, a father and grandfather, won bigger than he realized with a scratch ticket purchased at Zehrs on Yonge Street in Barrie.

 "I was playing my ticket and thought I must have won $5,000, but when I brought it to the store, I was shocked to see $50,000. I couldn't believe it," he said while picking up his winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

Finding himself $50,000 richer, Desrocher says he might take a trip out west to the Rockies, and plans to share some of his winnings with his kids and grandkids.  

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