Ontario man collects his second big lottery prize in under a year

An Ontario man welcomed his second dose of lottery luck when he scored a $78,000 prize less than a year after winning $39,000.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. said Robert MacDonald, 77, of Hamilton, matched six of the seven Encore numbers from a Lottario drawing, earning him a $78,012.50 jackpot.

The OLG said MacDonald is a regular lottery player and previously collected a $39,006.25 prize from the Ontario 49 lottery game in October of 2020.

MacDonald said he plans to spend some of his winnings on his family and use the rest to make investments.

The winner offered some advice for his fellow lottery players.

“If you stay positive, your time will come, as well,” he said.