GRAVENHURST RESIDENT WINS $1,053,793 LOTTARIO JACKPOT

TORONTO, ONCharles Copeland of Gravenhurst won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $1,053,793.70 in the June 26, 2020 LOTTARIO draw.

Charles, 39, said he is a weekly lottery player. “I was on my way to work and stopped at the store to check my ticket,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “I was so excited I was running around the store celebrating,” he laughed.

Charles plans to purchase a vehicle, buy a house and take a vacation. “I want to go on a train trip across Canada,” 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.

LOTTARIO launched in 1978 as Ontario’s first terminal lotto game. Tickets are $1 and the draws take place every Saturday. Tickets purchased before 10:30 p.m. on Fridays are eligible for the Early Bird draw. Visit the LOTTARIO page on OLG.ca for more information.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Hanes Road in Huntsville.

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