Raymond Gee felt a combination of shock and happiness when he checked his ticket and saw he won a $10.7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot from the July 15 draw.
"At first I thought I won $10,000. I was happy thinking about winning $10,000," the Toronto man said. "This feels surreal."
He only checked his ticket recently.
He had no idea he was holding a winning ticket with such a large prize.
Gee works in the field of construction material handling. With the windfall, he plans to pay off bills, help family, travel and maybe retire early.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Zellers Lottery Kiosk in East York Town Centre in Toronto.