BARRIE, ONT. -- A house painter from Tiny Township said he started shaking when he realized he had won nearly $80,000 with his Lotto 6/49 ticket.

Anastasios Panagopoulos, 47, said he plays the lottery regularly since moving to Canada from Greece 17 years ago.

"I went to check my ticket using the Ticker Checker and saw $78,176." He said he was so excited he brought the store clerk to the ticket checker for a second look.

Panagopoulos said he plans to use his windfall to put a down payment on a house. "I feel so blessed."

The Tiny Township man purchased his winning ticket at Bingham's Variety on Tiny Beaches Road in town.


Several locals have won the lottery recently, including a potato farmer and a stay-at-home mom.

Lisa Williams-Rozario won over $600,000 in the July 8 Lotto Max draw. The married mother of five from Stouffville hopes to help charities and travel with her winnings.

A former member of the military from York Region took home a massive $65 million jackpot in the July 7 Lotto Max draw.  Jansen Ng said he plans to continue cutting his own hair regardless of becoming a multi-millionaire.

An Alliston potato farmer celebrated winning over $300,000 with his encore numbers in the June 11 Lotto Max draw. Shawn Irvin split the $1 million Maxmillions prize with two other winning tickets sold in Sudbury.

And Vergilio Fiore, a married father of three from Barrie, won twice on the same Poker Lotto All In ticket, cashing in just over $90,0000.