TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Kyle Nguyen of Brampton. Kyle matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the September 8, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

"I've never said no to ENCORE," shared Kyle, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

The 42-year old automotive worker checked his tickets in the morning before work. "I told my wife how great it would be to win something. I won a Free Play on the first ticket I scanned. On the second ticket, I saw the words 'Big Winner'!"

"It feels surreal,” said Kyle when he was asked how he felt after the winning experience. “It took us on a crazy rollercoaster of emotions. The best part was telling our kids that we won $100,000. My daughter asked, ‘Does that mean I can get a cupcake?’”

Kyle plans to save his winnings to take his family on a Disney cruise when it's safe. "This also opens up some real estate doors for us," he said.

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.

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.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avo Convenience Supermarket on Earlsbridge Boulevard in Brampton.

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