Ottawa man wins $1.86M at Lac-Leamy slots

A Stittsville man won $1.86 million on a slot machine at Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Que., Saturday night.

William Brownlee placed the maximum $15 bet on a $5 Monte Carlo slot machine around 9 p.m. Saturday to win the jackpot, said Catherine Schellenberg, a casino spokeswoman.

Brownlee also told casino staff he would use the winnings to bring his family to Mexico this week.

The jackpot is believed to be one of the biggest wins in the casino's 15-year history.