Oshawa’s Tamara Geldart had tears of joy after hitting it big with Ontario’s jackpot, winning $642,002.90 in the Lottario draw.
“I play the lottery regularly. I like when the jackpots are high,” Geldart, a retail worker, said after her Aug. 28 win.
“I thought I won $642. My husband told me to check it again and I took a closer look and saw I matched all the numbers. I started to cry,” she said.
“It’s so emotional and surreal. I couldn’t wait to tell my mom. I cried like a baby when I told her. She always said she wished she could see me win the lottery.”
Geldart will make investments and plans a treat for her mother.
“I have a spa day to treat myself, but my priority is my mom. I would love to give back after all the care I received from her over the years,” she said.