timberland galehead Brentwood lottery winner gets off work early and wins new home
Saturday was a pretty good day for Brian Zampa.
He got to leave work a few hours early and, oh yeah, he won a brand new house in the Brentwood Lottery.
Zampa was working his job in sales at Tepperman Furniture store when he got the call that he was the grand prize winner in the annual draw at the nearby Brentwood Recovery Home.
still can believe it, Zampa said as co workers across the showroom floor clapped and hollered their approval. shaking. shares the prize of a Kingsville home worth $394,000 with co worker Rebecca Marcoux who was trying to make her way to the store to celebrate.
They pooled their money to take advantage of buying three Brentwood Lottery tickets for the $100 price of two.
Another co worker sold him the winning ticket.
the first year we decided to go in on three tickets, the 51 year old Zampa said.
His boss gave him the rest of the day off after word of his good fortune spread through the store.
a lot to take in right now, Zampa said.
The home at 19 Mulberry Crescent in Kingsville was built by Lakepoint Homes. Lakepoint owner Jeff Sylvestre was on hand to pull the winning number.
Mark Lennox, Brentwood director of development, estimated a crowd of 500 turned out at the recovery home in hopes they hear their name called from among 158 winners drawn over the course of the afternoon.
Cash prizes ranged from $200 to $5,000 and there were also three new vehicles to give away.
Brentwood Lottery officials Mark Lennox and Cheryl Chaney speak with the winner of a 2018 Chevy Equinox over the phone during Saturday’s drawing of the winning tickets.
Windsor Frank Boschin arrived at the Dougall Avenue facility after receiving a phone call saying he won a 2018 Chevy Equinox.
thought it was a prank, Boschin said. was very skeptical. noted how just the night before, his 14 year old daughter Angelina did a reading for him with tarot cards she received as a Christmas gift.
said great things are coming to you in the new year, Boschin said. couldn have come at a better time. and his wife, Maria, were just talking about buying a car a few weeks ago.
Lennox said there were 31,861 tickets sold for the 26th annual draw, making it the second highest total in Brentwood lottery history.
He thinks part of the boost came from a new option this year for the grand prize winner to either take the house or a cash prize of $320,000 instead.
had a lot more out of town sales, Lennox said. you live in Oshawa, you may not have a lot of interest in a house here, but cash is transportable. officials have kept track of previous winners and took note that not one is living in the house they won.
The lottery generated more than $1 million in revenue, half of which went into a substantial prize pool while the other half goes to fund programming. Brentwood provides a residential setting for people dealing with alcohol and drug abuse problems, and it also provides support programs for their families.
Brentwood Lottery master of ceremonies Mark Lennox, left, receives a winning ticket selected from the drum by Tina Sisson during the annual lottery event on Saturday. Over $620,000 in prizes were awarded, including a new home.