TORONTO, ON – Timothy Henry of Brampton got way into the game to win $58,691.50 with POOLS (Football Pools Card #30, List #1349).
"I enjoy playing POOLS – football is my favourite," shared Timothy.
The 56-year-old construction salesman said he didn't know he was a winner right away. "I told my friend that his team let me down, and he told me I was wrong. I was shocked because I was certain I had all my teams wrong. After that I was glued to the TV watching the last game!”
The married father of two said there is no reason he picked the teams he did. "Something just drew me to them," he said.
When Timothy told his wife about his big win, she didn't believe him at first because he is always joking with her. "If smiles could crack diamonds, hers would have!”
Timothy plans to save his win for retirement and education for his children.
"This is a relief. I am a contract worker, so this win will make a difference.”
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.
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The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on Main Street in Brampton.
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