GROUP OF 13 FROM SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO AND ALBERTA CAN DREAM TO THE MAX WITH A $1 MILLION LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS WIN

Toronto, ON – A group of 13 from southwestern Ontario and Alberta can realize their dreams after winning a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize in the February 25, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw.

The group members are:

Peter Tsiokos of Cambridge

Bradly Kipfer of Strathmore, AB

Brent Irwin of Brantford

Carlos Puim of Paris

Christopher Voisin of Shakespeare

Craig Campbell of Kitchener

Donald Mackay of Waterdown

Frederick Reader of Brantford

Girdhari Ramnath of Brampton

Jeffrey Hughes of Kitchener

Mark King of Cambridge

Murray Lutes of Paris

Terry Baker of Delhi

Peter said he was casually checking tickets for the group – which has been playing together for 10 years – at a retailer when he noticed the screen freeze. “I was shocked! While I was waiting for OLG to call, I called our co-captain,” he recalled while the at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto picking up their winnings. “Being able to share this good news with rest of the group gave me a sense of happiness and gratification,” he smiled.

Celebrating the win together was difficult because of the pandemic, Peter admitted, but was nonetheless a happy time.

Group member Carlos Puim plans to use his winnings for a rainy day, while Peter plans to put his toward a down payment on a house. “We’re both savers,” the two added.

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 MAX players in Ontario have won over $5.7 billion since 2009, including 77 jackpot wins and 612 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 Petro Canada on Dundas Street in Woodstock.

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