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Ontario man wins big with lottery ticket

Adam Stesco of Aurora won $100,000 after matching the last six of seven Encore numbers in the Oct. 14 Lotto Max draw. (Provided/OLG) Adam Stesco of Aurora won $100,000 after matching the last six of seven Encore numbers in the Oct. 14 Lotto Max draw. (Provided/OLG)
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An Aurora resident hit big after he matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in the Oct. 14 Lotto Max draw.

Adam Stesco, 37, won $100,000 after years of playing regularly.

"When I checked my ticket on the OLG App, I saw 'Congratulations – Big Winner,'" he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

"I never saw that before, so I restarted my phone to check again. After the fourth or fifth time scanning it, I realized I actually did win $100,000."

He said the first thing he did was call his family.

"Everyone was so shocked and happy for me," he said. "It almost feels like I am floating on air. It's a rush – this whole experience is very special. It's hard to explain."

Stesco said he plans on paying off bills, setting up investments and taking a trip to Europe.

He bought his ticket at Wellington Mini Mart in Aurora.

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