An ambiguity about a nickname finally resolved in time for holidays resulted in the staff to ultimately find the winner of $30-million lotto jackpotbut and announce his win. In a press release by OLG Friday, the Toronto winner man who won the lottery, named Vincent (Tony) Charlemagne, confessed that “it was a long process. However, all along I knew that I held the winning ticket so I wasn’t worried. The wait has made getting my cheque today that much sweeter.”
It has now been verified that Charlemagn, a self-employed Toronto contractor, won the $30-million LOTTO MAX jackpot from August 2. Even though the staff took time, Charlemagn confirmed his win after consulting his ticket on the following day on Friday. He stated that “I scanned my ticket on the self-checker. When I saw all the numbers, I didn’t think it was real. I thought I won just a couple bucks.” Charlemagne revealed that he verified the numbers while at work and immediately decided to skip work, return home and take a shower before sharing the news with his family.