BRAMPTON RESIDENT WINS $1.8 MILLION LOTTARIO JACKPOT

TORONTO, ONMohammed Farouque of Brampton won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $1,886,009 in the August 29, 2020 LOTTARIO draw.

"I'm a regular lottery player," Mohammed, who works in food supply, shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his win.

The married father and grandfather couldn't believe it when he matched all the numbers on his ticket. "I was stunned," he said. "I sat there and absorbed the moment for a while."

The 62-year-old then told his son about his big win. "I showed him a copy of the ticket and he was just as shocked as I was!"

Mohammed plans to share the win with family and pay some bills.

"This is a great feeling," he concluded. "I am so excited to win this much money. Everybody in the family is so happy!"

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.

LOTTARIO launched in 1978 as Ontario’s first terminal lotto game. Tickets are $1 and the draws take place every Saturday. Tickets purchased before 10:30 p.m. on Fridays are eligible for the Early Bird draw. Visit the LOTTARIO page on OLG.ca for more information.

The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on Steeles Avenue in Etobicoke.

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