Toronto, ONLaurie O’Hara of Burlington is celebrating after winning $500,000 with INSTANT PLINKO (Game #2218)!

Laurie, a 58-year-old personal support worker, said she is a regular lottery player with her favourite games being INSTANT tickets and PROLINE. “When I brought my ticket to be validated at the store, the clerk told me OLG was calling,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “It was that moment I knew I won big!”

Laurie said it was nerve-racking when she walked into the room to participate in the chip drop on the real PLINKO Board at the OLG Prize Centre. “I felt like I was on the Price Is Right!” she said.

When the chip landed on the $500,000 prize, Laurie couldn’t believe it. “I called my family afterwards and told my brother he didn’t have to worry about his mortgage anymore,” she smiled. “And I always said I’d never buy a brand-new car, but I am going to buy myself a new car on the way home today!” she laughed. “My dogs are going to get some very special treats too.”

An emotional Laurie concluded with, “I’m going to help a lot of people with this money.”

$5 INSTANT PLINKO combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated chip drop on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, the chance to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

There are three fun ways to win with INSTANT PLINKO:

  1. SCRATCH – Scratch the five (5) LUCKY NUMBERS and twenty-four (24) YOUR NUMBERS entirely. Match any one of the LUCKY NUMBERS to one of YOUR NUMBERS, win the corresponding prize from $5 to $100,000 or a CHIP prize.
  2. WATCH – If the prize won is CHIP, visit any OLG retail location to validate your ticket. Upon validation of a CHIP winner, watch the animated PLINKO chip drop on the lottery terminal screen to reveal your prize from $10 to $10,000 or a PLINKO top prize.
  3. DROP – If the prize displayed is PLINKO, you qualify for a PLINKO Event at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000.

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The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Appleby Line in Burlington.

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