Toronto, ON – The LOTTO MAX odds have shone in favour of Americo D’Arpino of Everett! Americo had the winning ticket for a MAXMILLIONS prize worth $1 million from the June 11, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw.
Americo, a 70-year-old carpenter, said he plays the lottery every week. “When the cashier validated my ticket, it said Big Winner! I wasn’t sure how much it was at first,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
The father of two and grandfather of two said he shared the good news with his family. “I work seven days a week, so everyone was very happy for me!”
He plans to help his family with his win and hopefully go on a vacation. “I never go on vacations – maybe I’ll bring my grandkids too,” he concluded.
OLG is currently booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto only for those claims 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 further availability of in-person prize claims.
LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $6.5 billion since 2009, including 87 jackpot wins and 714 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The winning ticket was purchased at Palgrave Variety on Regional Road 50 in Palgrave.
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