Chatham man wins $100,000 lottery prize

Peter Gatfield of Chatham is celebrating after winning a $100,000 prize with the scratch portion of an Instant Plinko game.

The construction worker says he sometimes treats himself to an Instant ticket when stopping by a convenience store, and this is his first big win.

“I went home to play my ticket and when I revealed I won $100,000, I thought it was a joke. I screamed,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

Gatfield couldn’t believe it.

“I just held my ticket and stared at it,” he said, in a press release.

“I told my mom and she was over the moon happy.”

The 41-year-old says he still can’t process this win.

“It’s a very exciting feeling,” he added.

“I plan to take a nice vacation overseas. I don’t have any other plans yet.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Queen’s Variety & Laundromat on Queen Street in Chatham.

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