CONSTRUCTION WORKER FROM WOODBRIDGE WINS $250,000 TOP PRIZE WITH INSTANT DOUBLE DIAMOND

TORONTO, ON Roberto Ricciuti of Woodbridge is $250,000 richer after winning with INSTANT DOUBLE DIAMOND (Game #2189).

Roberto, a 45-year-old construction worker, was at the gas station when he decided to check his ticket. "I knew I won but I didn't know the amount yet," he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. "When I saw $250,000, I thought it was a mistake! The store clerk was so happy for me."

Driving home with his winning ticket in hand, Roberto thought, “I’m looking at $250,000. This is what $250,000 looks like.”

Roberto plans to pay some bills and share his win with family. “I’ll also use some to fund my upcoming wedding and travel when it’s safe. The rest will be put away for a rainy 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.

INSTANT DOUBLE DIAMOND is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.36. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Rowntree Dairy Road in Woodbridge.

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