Ontario man ‘on top of the world’ after 2 major Lotto Max wins in a month

A Brampton man says he “on top of the world” after he recently cashed in his second major Lotto Max win in less than a month.

Ryaan Othman, who is self-employed, collected $1,000,007 after winning two Encore selections in the Jan. 7 Lotto Max draw. One match got him $1 million while the other got him $7.

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“Lotto Max is my favourite game. I don’t always add Encore, but I changed my mind and added it to my ticket last minute,” he said while claiming his most recent prize in Toronto.

The odds of just winning Encore are 1 in 10,000,000, according to the OLG’s website so Othman should count his blessings in winning after also striking it big on Dec. 28, when he won $180,000 after a ticket struck gold in the main draw.

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“I checked my ticket on the OLG App and my jaw dropped,” he said after that win. “I was speechless for at least three minutes. I knew the odds of this happening were slim, but for it to happen twice is out of this world!”

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Othman told OLG that he plans to do some travelling after his lucky end to 2022 and beginning to 2023.

“I feel like I am on top of the world,” he said.

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