Toronto, ON – Snack, research, and sing were only some of the words that Shukrullah Adel of Brampton revealed on his INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE (Game #2179) ticket to win a $250,000 top prize.
"I’m an occasional lottery player," shared Shukrullah, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. "I enjoy INSTANT CROSSWORD because I like the prize amount and I enjoy playing the game to the end."
The 35-year-old married father was at the mall with his family when he decided to check his ticket. "I scanned it three times before giving it to the clerk," he said. "My wife was with me and was happy and excited for me!"
Shukrullah, a financial services employee, plans to invest most of his winnings. "I will make the most of this," he said.
"If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that you never know what's around the corner. This win gives me a sense of freedom and peace of mind. It's nice during these uncertain times," 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.
INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.45.
The winning ticket was purchased at BCC Lotto Centre on Peel Centre Drive in Brampton.
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