Lotto 6/49 ticket left on the coffee table wins big

Collingwood's Sharon Boyce picked up a cheque for more than $3.5 million from the Ontario Lottery...

Collingwood's Sharon Boyce picked up a cheque for more than $3.5 million from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on Monday, February 11, 2013. Boyce won the grand prize in the Jan. 26 Lotto 6/49 draw. OLG Photo

Morgan Ian Adams, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:47 PM ET

COLLINGWOOD, ONT. - Sharon Boyce had a special feeling about this ticket.

Even so, the 55-year-old Collingwood, Ont., woman left the $3.5-million 6/49 ticket on her coffee table before checking her numbers.

“I like the thrill of ‘maybe winning’, so I never check my tickets right away,” Boyce said from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Toronto office, where she travelled Monday to pick up her winnings. “I had a feeling it was a good ticket.”

Boyce, who works in a medical office in the town a couple of hours north of Toronto, purchased the winning ticket for the Jan. 26 draw at a Mac’s Milk.

On Saturday, she spent some time on the phone with her sister, then headed upstairs to clean the bathroom.

“I just thought, ‘maybe I’ll go downstairs and check that ticket’, and see if my feeling was right,” said Boyce.

After checking the numbers online — twice — “I did my little lotto dance, then I called my sister again.”