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15-05-2024

$1 TURNS INTO $1 MILLION: AJAX RESIDENT CELEBRATING $1 MILLION ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Ann-Marie Jeremiah of Ajax. She matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the April 20, 2024 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $1 million!

Ann-Marie, who works in public service, says she has been a regular lottery player for about 10 years and always adds ENCORE to her tickets. "I was at home making myself a tea when I checked my tickets on the OLG app. I was shocked! At first, I thought I won $100,000. I had to scan it again and count the zeros!” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

She laughs as she recalled sharing the news with her husband, “It took him a few scans on the app to believe it too!”

“It’s a wonderful, overwhelming, and humbling experience. All these years I have been playing and never expected to win a prize like this. My heart feels full,” she concluded.

Ann-Marie will use her windfall to pay off her mortgage and invest for the future.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

The winning ticket was purchased at Middlecote Kitchen Food Fair on Middlecote Drive in Ajax.

OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

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