TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Gifty Arku-Matey of Ajax. Gifty matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the August 1, 2020 LOTTARIO draw to win $100,000!
Gifty, a 42-year-old who works for an insurance company, discovered her win when she was getting ready to leave the house. “I checked my ticket on the OLG Lottery App,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque. “Then I went to the store to double check!”
Immediately, Gifty told her mom and her sister the big news. “It definitely doesn’t feel real, they were in disbelief too,” she smiled.
Gifty plans to invest her winnings. She is also looking forward to travelling when it’s possible again.
“This has been a surreal experience, and it’s becoming more real,” she concluded.
OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.
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 The Corner Store on Westney Road in Ajax.
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