Hamilton welder wins $1 M lotto prize


A Hamilton welder is the city's newest millionaire.

Walt James of Hamilton won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the December 18, 2019 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

This is the first major win for James, a 65-year old welder.

"I took it to the store, the cashier checked my ticket and said 'Congratulations, you've won a million dollars!'" he said while collecting his cheque from OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

"I was speechless."

James says he plans to pay his bills and to buy a car and house.

"This is wonderful. It's a very happy moment," he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Hasty Market on Barton Street in Hamilton.

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