Adelino De-Sousa from Brampton, Ont. was pulled over at one of his regular stops when he discovered that he had the matching numbers for the $6.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot from December 11, 2010.
The money couldn't have come at a better time for Adelino, who says his trucking contract was about to run out in June.
"I was sitting in the cab of my truck, looking at a print out of the winning numbers when I realized that they matched the numbers I've been playing for the past twenty years," said De-Sousa through an OLG press release.
"I started tearing up, but then had to control myself because I had to get the truck safely back to Mississauga."
After a stressful drive home in bad weather, De-Sousa was finally able to tell his wife Josie the big news.
Josie says she won some a small money prize at a work function recently and was going to let some of the winnings ride on a 6/49 ticket.
"My coworkers were joking with me that I should buy a 6/49 ticket, that it was my lucky day, but I forgot. And then Adelino won. It was unbelievable!"
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