Norfolk auto worker startled by $134,000 lotto win

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Linda Beckett just about choked on her coffee.

The 53-year-old Delhi woman was relaxing at home when she logged into the OLG Lottery App to check a ticket she had purchased in town at the Pioneer gas station.

She was startled by news she had won a combined $134,190 in Lotto Max jackpots.

“When I saw the Big Winner screen, I thought, ‘Nope, that’s not true,’ and restarted my phone,” Beckett said.

“When the same screen came up, I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a mistake.”

The auto worker said it took some time for the numbers to stop dancing in front of her eyes.

“I was shaky with excitement — sitting still was a challenge,” Beckett said with a laugh.

She plans to celebrate her win by hosting a family barbecue before going shopping for a lifelong dream.

“I’m treating myself to a trailer,” she said. “I love to camp, and it’s always been a dream of mine to have a little camper.”

J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator

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