Vera Page, from Vankleek Hill, is the winner of the November 1 $60 million Lotto Max lottery.
As one of the eldest of 11 children, she helped raise her younger siblings, and when her sister needed a kidney transplant, Vera selflessly offered her own. Now, as Ontario's newest multimillionaire, Vera plans to continue the spirit of giving by sharing her incredible windfall with her family.
The 83-year-old mother, grandmother and great grandmother was overjoyed when she collected her prize.
Vera has been a regular lottery player for about 40 years, and almost missed out on buying this ticket when her weekly outing to the grocery store was cancelled. "When the staff at my retirement home rescheduled our weekly trip, I got on my motorized scooter and went to the store myself. As I was checking out, I remembered to buy my Lotto Max and Lotto 6-49 tickets, both with Encore. When I got home, I tucked the tickets under my computer until the draw."
Despite this incredible $60 million win, Vera admits that she will keep buying lottery tickets!
Vera's winning ticket was purchased at Foodland on Highway 34 in Vankleek Hill.