Driving down to pick up the big win

Hearst residents James Wickman, right, and his wife Eerikka drove to Toronto with family to collect a $65-million prize cheque. James won the jackpot from the Sept. 8 Lotto Max draw.

By all accounts, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer family.

That’s been the consensus this week in Hearst as news spread in the francophone town about James Wickman’s stupendous good luck.

The 67-year-old retired electrician and grandfather collected a whopping $65 million earlier this month in the provincial Sept. 8 Lotto Max draw.

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