A Markdale couple has received the call of a lifetime, telling them they had won the big grand prize in the 2018 Spring Dream Lottery.
James and Joyce Hawken got the call yesterday morning.
When told he had the winning ticket for the draw, James simply said OK, and gave the phone to his wife.
The Hawkens now have to choose whether to take the $1-million cash prize, or should they choose one of the three available Dream homes, two of them in London and one in Bayfield.
Lottery officials also announced the winner of the 50/50 jackpot was Sharon Stewart of Hanover, who won $512,385.
Proceeds from the Dream Lottery support London's hospital foundations and allow for enhanced patient care, innovative equipment, education and research at the London Health Sciences Centre, Children's Hospital at LHSC and St. Joseph's Health Care, London.
Over the years, the lottery has raised close to $34 million.