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Sudbury grandfather wins $1M Lotto 6/49 prize

A Sudbury grandfather is $1 million richer after winning the July 18 Lotto 6/49 draw.

The 68-year-old found out he’d won while standing in a grocery store checking his tickets, he told staff at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s prize centre.

“I scanned my tickets, and then I checked the winning one again,” he said. “It was shocking – I couldn’t believe it.”

Despite the win, Scopazzi said he will continue to work part-time as he and his partner get ready for retirement.

The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto is now accepting in-person prize claim appointments for winning-ticket holders of $10,000 or more, the corporation said this week. Appointments for prizes of this value will be granted if requested, however prizes up to $49,999.90 do not have to be claimed in-person and customers are encouraged to continue to mail in these claims when possible.

OLG said it has put in place health and safety protocols in accordance with public health guidelines to keep prize winners and staff safe.

Scopazzi’s winning ticket was purchased at Cara’s Convenience on Lorne Street in Sudbury.

Charles Scopazzi says he still can’t believe he won