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15-05-2024

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

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Bettina Mueller of Kingston. She matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the March 27, 2024 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $1 million!

Bettina, who works in the health care industry, says she has been a regular lottery player for the past six months and typically plays LOTTO 6/49. “I always add ENCORE,” she smiled.

“I was at the store with a friend when I checked my ticket on the ticket checker. I saw all the zeros and wondered what was going on. My friend said, ‘I think you won big,’ but I thought there was no way,” Bettina recalled, when picking up her winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

“I gave the ticket to the clerk and the lottery terminal shutdown. I was numb with shock! When I saw I had won a million dollars, it felt unreal. I started shaking and I haven’t stopped!” she laughed. “I have dreamt of winning, but never thought it would happen. I am so thankful!”

“This win allows me to buy a home and I plan to adopt a dog. I am excited for this next chapter of my life,” she concluded.

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 Lovell Drugs Medical Arts Pharmacy on Princess Street in Kingston.

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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