Toronto, ON – BINGO! Gaetan Carriere of Timmins has won a $50,000 top prize with INSTANT BINGO (Game #3030).
Gaetan, a 57-year-old married father of three and grandfather of seven, received his ticket as a gift for Father’s Day and had it for a month before uncovering his win. “I was at home and felt like playing my ticket,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “At first, I thought I won $6, but then I checked the ticket using the OLG Lottery App, and realized it was much more!”
The retiree plans to purchase a side-by-side, put some of his winnings toward home renovations and will hopefully take a trip.
“It feels really good. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 I can’t take a trip right now, but it feels awesome,” he 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.
INSTANT BINGO is available for $3 a play and the top prize is $50,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.79.
The winning ticket was purchased at Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Riverside Drive in Timmins.
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