Markham caregiver plans to travel, possibly buy new home after $60M lottery win


Posted March 3, 2023 11:43 am Updated March 3, 2023 11:44 am Lai Ching Yau won $60 million in the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw. Handout / OLG A caregiver from Markham is planning to travel and possibly buy a new home after winning a $60 million lottery jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. said in a news release that Lai Ching Yau won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max Jackpot.“My body went numb and my mind went blank. I couldn’t think or feel anything,” Yau said, describing her reaction to the win.She then called her family and sent them a screenshot of the win on the OLG app to help assure her it was real.“They told me to calm down and breathe — when they confirmed it was true, they told me to sign the ticket, but my hands were shaking so much I couldn’t hold the pen,” she said. Story continues below advertisement Yau took some time to compose herself before heading to a store to validate her ticket. Trending Now “I was so shocked in the store that I left before I could even finish validating the ticket. The clerk had to flag me down through the window,” she said.Yau said the win has been a lot to process and she plans on taking her family out for a nice meal where they can discuss the future.She plans on travelling and possibly buying a new home with the massive win, adding that she is going to take it “one step at a time.”The winning ticket was bought in Richmond Hill at Times Circle Plus on Highway 7. 5:33 18-year-old Ontario woman becomes youngest-ever $48M jackpot winner on her 1st lottery ticket: OLG &copy 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Sponsored content Flyers

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