BOLTON RESIDENT WINS $250,000 WITH INSTANT HIT IT BIG

TORONTO, ON Eugene Fradsham of Bolton is $250,000 richer after winning with INSTANT HIT IT BIG (Game #2258).

Eugene, a 64-year-old father and grandfather said he is a regular lottery player who likes to try the new games. “I played the ticket while I was in the store and thought I won $25 at first,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “Then I saw the extra zeros and realized I won a quarter of a million and my hands were shaking as I signed the ticket.”

“Everyone in the store was giving me ‘covid high fives’ from 10 feet away,” he laughed.

Eugene said his body was vibrating from the adrenaline rush. “It’s still surreal – I had to pinch myself a few times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. My mind can’t get around $250,000!”

He plans to invest his winnings and set himself up for retirement. “I’ll treat myself to a new bicycle which will help keep me fit into my retirement years,” he concluded.

OLG is currently booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto only for those claims 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 further availability of in-person prize claims.

INSTANT HIT IT BIG is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.78. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at George’s Convenience on Highway 50 in Bolton.

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