‘My hands started to shake’: Jasper man wins $56K on lottery

In this provided photo, Dennis Barnett from Jasper, Ont. picks up his winnings at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Barnett matched five numbers plus the bonus number on a Lotto 6/49 draw in March. (OLG via Newswatch Group)

JASPER – A factory worker from Jasper won the second prize on a recent Lotto 6/49 draw.

Dennis Barnett won $56,605.90 after matching five numbers plus the bonus number in the March 18 draw.

The 62-year-old father of two told lottery officials his hands were shaking when he realized he won thousands of dollars after checking them online.

Then he told his son. “He said, ‘It’s no April Fools yet, you’re not fooling me, right?’” Barnett laughed.

Barnett plans to invest the money to have a “nice buffer” for the future.