18-year-old Windsor friends win $100,000
Andrew Hargot and Riley Osier both 18, from Windsor won $100,000 playing instant tickets. (courtesy OLG)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- On the first day he was old enough to buy a scratch ticket, an 18-year-old and his friend won big — taking home $100,000.
Andrew Hargot and Riley Osier both 18-years-old very recently started playing instant tickets.
“This ticket was purchased on Andrew’s 18th birthday,” Osier said while at the OLG Prize station in Toronto to pick up their check.
After purchasing their ticket, the two uncovered their win while sitting in the car.
“We thought we had won $100, and we started cheering. Then we uncovered the other three zeros and we went silent and stared at each other,” Hargot said.
The two went back to Hargot’s house after discovering their big win to tell his family.
“My mom almost passed out she was so excited,” he said. “My sister was jealous, and my brother was confused because of all the times I have messed with him!”
Hargot, who works in construction, and Osier, who works in retail already have plans for their winnings.
Hargot plans to sell his car and upgrade to something new, “it will be fun to shop for a new car without the same financial restrictions,” he said.
Osier will likely invest his portion of the winnings.
The winning ticket was purchased at A & A Tecumseh Convenience on Lesperance Road in Windsor.
“It’s still hard to believe,” Hargot said. “I can’t think of a better birthday present than $50,000.”