Gary and Karry Stata became Lindsay’s newest jackpot winners, claiming $21,593,703.80 from the Ontario Lottery Games (OLG) Lotto 6/49 from their February 26 draw.

The 45-year-old married couple discovered their victory while watching the news.

“We only play Lotto 6/49,” Gary said as he collected the winnings. “It’s our first big win.”

He bought his lottery ticket from Tom’s Variety on Kent Street in Lindsay after seeing an advertisement for the jackpot.

“I was watching the news and saw that someone in our community had a winning ticket,” Gary explained. “I was at home when I compared our numbers to the winning numbers on OLG.ca and I noticed that they matched. I can’t even tell you how many times we looked at this post and thought something was wrong.

Karry called his daughter immediately after finding out about the couple’s victory.

“We immediately called our daughter. She could tell by my voice that something was wrong,” exclaimed Karry. “She was as shocked as we were.”

The couple said winning the lottery was a surreal and still incredulous moment.

“It’s still hard to imagine where we are,” Gary said.

“We’re just regular Kraft dinner and fried bologna people,” Karry laughed.