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Ontario Lottery Winner Thought He Won $100 And Then Saw 3 More Zeroes On His Cheque

Being wrong stinks, except for when your mistake reveals that you've just won $100,000, not $100. Ninos Barcham of Bradford was pleasantly surprised to learn that he was a big-time Ontario lottery winner after initially missing the extra zeroes on his cheque.

The tow truck operator's life changed forever after matching the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order on April 25, 2020.

I thought I won $100 at first... I don't know what was going on in that moment!

Ninos Barcham

The 39-year-old revealed that the first person he told was his sister via FaceTime, which is about as wholesome as it gets.

“I told her, 'When mom wakes up, tell her I won $100,000!' In the background, I saw my mom’s eyes pop open!” 

“My business has been drastically affected by the pandemic, so this is an incredible blessing for me and my family,” he shared. 

"It allows us to enjoy the time we have together without worrying about financials," he concluded.

The winner also scored $4 on his LOTTARIO selection, bringing his total cash prize up to $100,004. 

Via OLG Handout 

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