William ‘Bud’ Perry is going to hit the best greens in every province now that he is $30-million richer.
The 77-year-old Pickering widower won the May 10 Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
“I play golf with a great bunch of friends and would love to take my game to the best courses in every single province and territory,” Perry said Wednesday at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto while collecting his prize.
“It may not improve my swing, but it will be a lot of fun. It’s easier for me to win the lottery than get a hole in one.”
Perry is a retired crane operator who built everything from highways to skyscrapers.
He is also an inventor, with several ideas he would like to develop for the construction industry now that he has the finances.
“Now I have the money to see my projects come to fruition,” he said.
But first he plans to share the money with his two children and three grandchildren
“My wife was my best friend and my children and grandchildren are my life. I’m not the mushy type, but my family is my No. 1 priority,” Perry said.
“It fills me with joy to be able to take care of them … I’ve got enough to get me in the ground.”
Bud’s son Sean said his father is a very generous man and will help many.
“You think you can put this into words when it happens, but you truly can’t believe it,” Sean said.
“It’s a nice problem to have.”