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Lifelong Hensall friends celebrate $1-million Lotto Max win

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HENSALL – Lifelong friends Jason Clarke and Michael Hoffman of Hensall and their families are celebrating their recent $1-million Lotto Max win.

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Clarke and Hoffman, both 48 and born one day apart, have been playing the lottery together for about eight years.

“I scanned our ticket using the OLG Lottery App and I knew we won something but wasn’t sure of the amount. My wife and I went to knock on Mike’s door to share the good news,” Clarke said in a press release from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

“At first I didn’t want to get out of bed, but got up and realized it was something good,” Hoffman said.

The friends and their wives went to the store to check the ticket.

“We were happy and excited, but our wives were screaming and cheering more than us,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman plans to make investments and take a trip with his wife when it’s safe to travel again, while Clarke plans to buy a trailer and pay off his mortgage.

The winning ticket for the June 18 Lotto Maxmillions draw was bought at D&D Variety on Hensall’s King Street.

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