Toronto man claims $50M Lotto Max prize
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:44PM EDT
TORONTO - A 34-year-old Toronto man plans to indulge his passion for motorbikes and muscle cars after winning a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot.
Timothy Schell picked up his prize Tuesday after checking his numbers online when he arrived at work in the morning.
Schell -- an electrician who is originally from Alberta -- says he loves cars and bikes and will likely spend some of his newfound riches on that hobby.
He had been house-hunting with his girlfriend over the long weekend but says he can now budget for a dream house.
Schell says he doesn't usually play the lottery but a gas station cashier talked him into buying a ticket for Friday's draw. It was a quick-pick.
He says he has no immediate plans to quit his job since he enjoys working.
"I'm the same guy -- I'll just have more toys," said Schell, who has been working in Toronto for about two years.
"I'm a hot-rod man. I love fast bikes, muscle cars and big trucks," said Schell, who showed up at the prize centre in downtown Toronto wearing a Harley Davidson T-shirt.
"I also look forward to visiting all of the major bike and car shows around the world."
Schell, who called his win "awesome" and a "total shock," said he also plans to share some of his good fortune with his family and friends.