GROUP OF 15 SIMCOE COUNTY RESIDENTS’ DREAMS ARE NOW DREAMIER WITH A $500,000 LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS WIN

Toronto, ON A group of 15 from Simcoe County can realize their dreams after winning $500,000 in the June 22, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw. They won half of a MAXMILLIONS prize that was shared with another winning ticket.

The group members are:

Bernie Hutz of Barrie

Alexander Companion of Barrie

Craig Decarie of Barrie

David Whitman of Barrie

Gerald Laughlin of Coldwater

Gordon McColgan of Minesing

Harry Fralick of Minesing

James Ostertag of Coldwater

Jason Huestis of Midland

Jesse Palmer of Collingwood

John Blackburn of Nottawa

John Ennis of Barrie

John Leighton of Barrie

Paul Crow of Thornton

Stephen Allen of Barrie

Group leader, Bernie, said they have been playing as a group for seven years now. “This is our first big win – everyone was pretty excited!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their prize.

Bernie said this win couldn’t have happened to better people. “They are a great bunch of guys who are very deserving of this.”

The group members all have their own plans with their portion of the win. “Some plan to do home renovations,” Bernie 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 716 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 Innisfil KFF Convenience on Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil.

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