18-year-old girl wins first $48 million in lottery


Recently, a $48 million lottery ticket in Canada was sold to someone who had never entered the lottery before, because he had just turned 18. Marie, Ontario, and just found out she won January 7th while she was at work.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation presented Lamour with a large check on Friday, calling him the youngest Canadian ever to win such a large jackpot in a lottery.

Lamour said it was his grandfather who encouraged him to buy lottery tickets. “I just turned 18 and his grandfather encouraged him to buy lottery tickets for fun,” Lamour said at a press conference on Friday. According to OLG.

Juliette Lamour, a college student at Algoma University, won $48 million in the Ontario lottery.


Lamour said he checked the tickets in the lottery app at work and the jingle started ringing and “Big Winner” appeared on the screen. “My colleague fell to his knees in disbelief. He screamed. In fact, everyone was screaming that I won her $48 million,” she said. “At first I didn’t understand what was going on. I couldn’t hear the news. We made quite the scene in the store that day.”

When she called her parents, she was sobbing and her mother couldn’t understand what she was saying. “Fortunately, my father managed to decipher that I won the lottery,” she said. “Her boss told her to go home because she knew she couldn’t focus on work anymore, but her mother wanted me to finish the day,” she said.

“A colleague yelled, ‘Come get her,’ and finally my parents came,” she said.

Lamour from Sault Ste. Marie says she wants to be a doctor in Ontario after college. She said she plans to invest the money. Luckily, her father is her financial planner.

She also plans to spend some of it on family trips. “After school, my family and I will choose a continent to go explore,” she said. “I’m not the type of person who spends every day at the beach. I want to visit different countries, learn about their history and culture, taste their food, and hear their language.”

“Money doesn’t define you,” said Lamour. “What defines you is the work you do.”


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Written by Natalia Chi

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