It will be a very merry holiday season for a McGregor couple.
Kimberly and Gary Noel have admitted that they do not play the lottery very much, but picked up a Lotto 6/49 ticket soon before the November 27 draw. The ticket brought forth a Guaranteed $1-Million Prize.
"I received an email from OLG first thing the next morning and saw "Winner - $1-million'. I spit my coffee out and texted Gary to come home right away," said Kimberly.
"I thought something was wrong, so I came running," said Gary. "I was in pure denial! Kim had all these web browsers up trying to confirm the win."
Once the shock wore off and the reality set in, the Noels told their family about the win. They plan to pay off their mortgage with the money and share it with family members, as well as do some renovating and help local organizations.
The winning ticket was bought online at OLG.ca. The Noel's collected their prize last week at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
Lotto 6/49 is played twice a week and is $3 a wager.