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Lotto lightning strikes twice for Sudbury’s James Courtemanche

Nickel City man scores $88,888 win five months after claiming a $100,000 prize 
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Sudbury resident James Courtemanche scratched his way to more than $88,000 on Jan. 12, five months after winning $100,000 on another lottery game.

Sudbury’s James Courtemanche is one lucky man.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced this week that Courtemanche won a prize pot of $88,888 on Jan. 12 scratching an Instant Wild 8 game. The winning ticket was purchased at Minnow Lake Kwik Way on Bancroft Drive in Sudbury.

This is Courtemanche’s second time winning a jackpot prize with OLG. 

“I was here in August 2021 to collect a $100,000 prize on an Instant Money Match ticket,” Courtemanche said. “I purchased this ticket at the same store as my previous win.”

The 43-year-old said he didn’t realize he had the winning ticket until he used the OLG app to confirm his luck. 

“I couldn’t believe it happened again! I was so surprised – and then I remembered good things happen in threes, so I’m ready for my next one,” Courtemanche said in the news release.

He plans to save his earnings from the two lottery pots until things resume back to normal with the pandemic. He said that this is not a good time and that he is still waiting to book a trip with his prize money.