Carmen and Loretta Demizio just won $41.3 Million on the Canada Lotto 6-49.
And they credit the win in part to the New York Yankees of whom Carmen has long since been a fan. He has played the number 44 for over 20 years now – which as any self respecting Yankees fan will know is legendary right-fielder Reggie Jackson’s shirt number.
It also explains their immediate plans to take a West Coast trip to watch a few baseball games. As Loretta explained:
We’re baseball fans so we’re going to do a little bit of travelling there, and go to the different stadiums and see what we’ve been watching for years.
The Demizio’s are both retired teachers in their 50’s from Ontario. But their family will be the first to benefit from their fantastic win.
They have 3 children, as well as brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and parents – all of whom will be sharing in their good fortune.
Carmen will also be splashing some cash on the classic MGB sports car he has had tucked away in the garage. It has been waiting for over 24 years for the day when they could afford to repair it.
They actually won the Lotto 6-49 draw from last Wednesday, but only discovered the win on Sunday when they scanned their ticket in a local store.
Carmen said the ticket scanned as a winner, but he quietly left the store not wanting to raise a fuss – before going home to stick the ticket on the fridge for safe keeping!