$1 TURNS INTO $100,000: EGANVILLE RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for John Burton of Eganville. John matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the June 18, 2020 DAILY GRAND draw to win $100,000!

A 71-year-old retiree, John typically plays the same games and the same numbers until he gets tired, and then switches it up! He discovered his win while at the store on Canada Day. “They didn’t immediately tell me how much I had won,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I was surprised once I found out how much!”

John plans to buy a horse for his granddaughter. “She’s into riding – so now she can take her own horse out,” he smiled.

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 Village Discount & Variety on Queen Street in Eganville.

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