Toronto, ON – Anthony Blay-Morkeh of Brampton has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $296,732.00 in the March 27, 2021 draw.
Anthony says he has been playing the lottery for 40 years. "I won $6,200 with LOTTO MAX eight year ago," he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “This ticket was a Free Play which ended up being a winner!”
The retired warehouse worker checked his tickets on OLG.ca the night after the draw. "I saw the winning numbers and I was elated," he smiled. "I woke up my wife to tell her the good news!"
The father and grandfather plans to use his winnings to put a down payment on a house. “This is a very good feeling!” he concluded.
LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,401 jackpot wins and 369 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shell on Hurontario Street in Mississauga.
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