ACTON RESIDENT WINS $250,000 TOP PRIZE WITH INSTANT RED HOT 10X

TORONTO, ON William Melvin of Acton is $250,000 richer after winning with INSTANT RED HOT 10X (Game #2243).

William says he plays the lottery regularly, with his favourite game being LOTTO 6/49. "This is my largest win," shared the 75-year-old. "I bought this ticket because it is a new game I haven't seen before."

The retired automotive industry worker played his ticket at home when he noticed he won big. "I thought this can't be right, so I checked it using the OLG Lottery App and I was amazed!"

William, a father and grandfather, was with his wife when he discovered his win. "We were jumping for joy together," he smiled. "It was a wonderful and special moment to share with her."

William plans to use his winnings on home improvements and to travel when it's safe.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

INSTANT RED HOT 10X is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.75.

The winning ticket was purchased at Acton Discount Variety on Mill Street in Acton.

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