Orillia residents hit the Lotto Max jackpot | Pro IQRA News

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Some best friends from Orillia hit the million dollar jackpot.

Lotto Max announced Marlisa Mercer and Joann Macqueen won a Maxmillions prize worth one million dollars.

According to the lottery, Macqueen checked her ticket while buying raspberries at the grocery store and was shocked to find out she was holding the winning ticket.

“I saw the Big Winner screen but didn’t think we actually won. When the clerk told me to call OLG, I said, ‘But I have raspberries,'” Macqueen told the lottery.

“I was so shaken I brought the grocery cart out to my car for two packs of raspberries. Then I called Marlisa.”

The lottery says Mercer plans to use her share of the money to renovate her home, and Macqueen is now in the market for a new car.

Both told the lottery they also plan to donate to their local hospice and food bank.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Front Street in Orillia.