Canada: Mississauga man to babysit grandkids after $7.1 million lotto win

Julian Richards
Julian Richards PHOTO BY OLG HANDOUT /Toronto Sun

By: Jane Stevenson/TorontoSun

A multi-million dollar lottery prize win for a Mississauga man means he can carve out more time for babysitting his grandkids.

Julian Richards, a machine operator, won more than $7.1 million in the Jan. 29 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Richards has been playing the lottery since he was legally allowed to play.

“I play twice a week,” he told OLG.

“I discovered this win while at the store checking my tickets. I was shocked!”

Richards says the first thing that popped into his head was his children and grandchildren.

“I told them in person,” he told OLG. “They are so happy for me and told me I am deserving of this prize. It made me feel good to hear them say that.

“I want to buy real estate for my children so we can be close together,” he added. “I want to babysit for them and watch my grandchildren grow up close to me. I will also share some of this win with my mom and take some time to travel.”

Richards’ winning ticket was purchased at a Metro on Erin Mills Pkwy. in Mississauga.