Lottery win for Lansdowne woman

In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 photo provided by OLG, Leslie Ritchie of Lansdowne, Ont. picks up her prize after matching five numbers plus the bonus number during a recent Lotto 6/49 draw. (OLG via Newswatch Group)

LANSDOWNE – A university professor has won just over $54,000 on a lottery ticket.

Leslie Ritchie matched five numbers, plus the bonus number, during the Jan. 25, 2017 drawing of Lotto 6/49.

The ticket, which was bought at the Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street in Gananoque, was good for $54,390.40.

The married mother of two was stunned by the win. “The first thing I did was share the good news with my husband and he was excited. It all felt surreal,” she said.

She told lottery officials that she’s planning a family trip to the Bahamas.

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