3 Toronto-Based Friends Share CA$21-Million Jackpot

Luck has turned for three friends based in the Toronto area, who won a significant Lotto 6/49 prize, according to the OLG. The lucky winners are Kenneth Nitsolis from Markham, and Dino Martino and Bill Tepelenas from Toronto.

Lotto 6/49 is a Canadian national draw-based game that gives out generous prizes and awards, hundreds of millions of dollars to be exact, awarded each year and according to 2019 data, 65% of Canadians occasionally play the lottery. The winning tickets are usually drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket of the trio was drawn on September 22nd and the actual ticket was purchased online on the Crown agency’s OLG website, according to the winners. The exact value or the win amounted to a staggering CA$21,185,218.10, compensating for the trio’s total of 16 years of playing the game.

The good news was primarily discovered by Mr. Nitsolis, who reported that he saw confetti on the screen while checking his emails one morning. He goes on to explain that at first glance, he had thought the win to be only CA$21,000 and that he had needed some time to adjust to the information and embrace the number of zeros on the screen.

Do you want to win jackpots as well? Take a look at some of the best online casinos in Canada at the moment.


Toni always had an appetite for learning new things and random facts about almost everything, which is why when he got offered the job to work as a content writer he took it without hesitation. Writing daily took his love for words and research to a whole new level, and made him realize that this is a career he would love to pursue. Although he spends most of his time researching his next piece, you can also find him on the football court, in the gym, or at home with a book in his hand.

Latest from this author

The Best Canadian Christmas Casino Promotions How to Play Keno? Gin Rummy Rules: Learn to Play Like a Pro What Is a Rake in Poker? A Proper Guide

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *