Ontario teen and aspiring doctor becomes youngest in Canadian history to win $48M jackpot

Courtesy: Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)

A new record has been made in the Canadian lottery world.

Eighteen-year-old Ontario resident Juliette Lamour took home a $48-million jackpot by way of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).   

What makes this even more unbelievable is that Lamour won after playing for the very first time.      

Lamour said she found out she won while working at a Rexall Pharmacy in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario just after wrapping up her 15-minute break.

She said her co-worker pulled up the numbers for her on the OLG app and dropped to his knees when he saw her ticket matched the winning numbers.

“Good things happen to good people […] I am planning to do good things with the winnings,” she said in a video posted by Sault Online of her accepting her cheque.

She also shared that having a father who is a financial planner has helped, citing that it’s a lot of money and she is still very young.  

Lamour also plans on putting some of her earnings towards school since she is an aspiring doctor.

“As a member of the Garden River First Nation community, I was eligible for educational assistance programs, but I no longer need those resources, which means someone else in the community can benefit from that funding. I really want to come back to this area as a doctor, so I can give back to my community,” she said.  

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