GET THAT 6/49 FEELING: BURLINGTON RESIDENT PLANS TO PAY IT FORWARD WITH $107,706 LOTTO 6/49 WIN

Toronto, ON Sri Rama Chinimilli of Burlington has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $107,706.60 in the July 25, 2020 draw. Sri Rama matched five numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.

A 41-year-old married father, Sri Rama discovered his win while at home using the OLG Lottery App to check some tickets. “I checked this ticket and saw the ‘Big Winner’ message,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to collect his cheque. “Initially, I didn’t believe it!”

The IT worker showed his ticket to his wife, then called OLG to find out how to claim his prize. “When I received the validation slip at the retailer, it finally felt real,” he recalled.

“I’ve always wished for a big win. I’d like to make some donations and do some good for charity in my family’s name. I’d also like to invest in property,” he smiled.

Sri Rama has been playing the lottery since he came to Canada in 2012 and never expected a win like this. “This is huge. To save this on my own would have taken a long time. I’m really happy,” 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.

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1394 jackpot wins and 345 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Burloak Drive in Oakville.

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