Don and Linda Ingram of Oshawa could hardly believe their good fortune after winning last Friday's $50-million Lotto Max jackpot.
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"We are so excited to make our children millionaires," Linda, 59, said while picking up her winnings in Toronto on Thursday.
"We want to make them happy, with no money problems."
Don, 53, and his wife both work as cooks at an Oshawa restaurant and say they will be retiring.
"I told my boss that I would work for another week," Don said.
"Then I will start looking for a big home."
All the Ingrams say they want now is some privacy.
"We appreciate all the support but we want to be left alone so we can take it all in," said Linda.
"I have been so happy and excited that I haven't slept."
Oshawa is located about 60 km northeast of Toronto.