"I purchased a Quick Pick ticket in the morning,” shared Muteba while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where the pair picked up their winnings. “The morning after I went back to the store and scanned my ticket in the ticket checker. I saw the words, “Big Winner” appear on the screen and I thought I won $50. I scanned the ticket again and was so excited and happy when I realized it was actually $50,000!”
Muteba called Brice at work to share the good news. “I told him to take the day off because we won!” But Brice wasn’t easily convinced. “I asked him three times, ‘Are you sure we won?’ It wasn’t until he came to my workplace and showed me the ticket that I believed him.”
Mutaba is planning to pay off some bills and take a vacation with his share of the win while Brice plans to do some shopping over the long weekend and also pay down bills. “This prize came at a good time. It’s summer time! This windfall is a surprise. It hasn’t hit us yet,” concluded the pair.
The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Lawrence Avenue in North York.