One lucky hydropower technician in Ontario, Canada had the shock of his life after winning Canadian $33 million—but his amazing work ethic means he has no plans to retire!
Jason Goreski, 48, was on his way to look at some cottages he dreamed of buying with his girlfriend before he found out was a winner of the February 2 Lotto 6/49 draw worth $33,396,099.
“When I noticed I had matched four numbers in a row I started to shake. Then I saw that the last two numbers matched and that’s when things started to get a bit hectic,” Jason said.
He was so nervous that he had to ask his girlfriend to take a look for him!
“I asked my girlfriend to come and check the numbers again and she couldn’t believe it either,” he added.
Both of them were in such shock—they couldn’t believe they had won!
While most people would think to retire immediately after hitting such a huge jackpot, the father-of-three wants to expand the heating and cooling company he’s dedicated himself to for 20 years.
“After nearly 20 years serving as an expert installer and supervisor,” Jason is now the co-owner of the business, according to the Gas Plus website.
He’s a huge family man and wants to make sure his family has a good future, so he doesn’t want to retire just yet.
“I have 12 to 15 people and their families depending on me, so I will continue on with the expansion and with work,” Jason said.
“However, this windfall will definitely help make my future and that of my family much easier.”
What a great dad. It looks like he’ll definitely be buying his dream cottage now too!
“I always wanted a boat. Now I will buy it and a cottage with a big dock,” Jason said.
He’ll be living his dream! But it seems like he still can’t quite believe his luck.
“The feeling is numbing. Nobody can prepare you for this feeling.
“You don’t know what to do, where to go, who to talk to or how to feel.
“I know it sounds cliche but the feeling is truly indescribable,” Jason explained.
Jason also plans to set up a foundation in memory of his dad, James, who passed away from cancer a year and a half ago.
And some of the prize money will be donated to nursing homes and local hospitals.
What a lovely man. Congratulations and we wish you and your family the best of luck!
Credit: South Grey News