TORONTO, ON – Ajibola Williams of Woodbridge is celebrating after winning an ONTARIO 49 second prize worth $50,000 in the August 8, 2020 draw. Ajibola matched five numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.
A 50-year-old married father, Ajibola discovered his win on the OLG Lottery App and initially thought he won $50. “I took the ticket to the store to redeem my prize and buy new tickets for the next draw,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to collect his cheque. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that I had won $50,000!”
The financial business manager plans to use his winnings to invest in real estate.
“To tell you the truth, in that moment I didn’t feel anything. I was just numb. I’ve never won anything before, and I was happy about just winning $50! I’m elated,” he concluded.
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.
ONTARIO 49 is $1 per play and the draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Combination Play is available in five-, seven-, eight- and nine-number selections. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m. Visit the ONTARIO 49 page on OLG.ca for more information.
The winning ticket was purchased at Pine Grove Convenience on Islington Avenue in Woodbridge.
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