GROUP OF 18 FROM THE GTA WINS $2.7 MILLION LOTTARIO JACKPOT

TORONTO, ONA group of 18 from the Greater Toronto Area won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $2,762,848.20 in the March 12, 2022 LOTTARIO draw.

The group members are:

Lee Donald of Markham

Arudchelvan Arampamoorthy of Scarborough

Carlton Morris of Scarborough

Dervin Vassell of Oshawa

Felix Iyoha of Toronto

Garfield Lowe of North York

Ibraham Baiyat of Scarborough

Joseph Pereira of Toronto

Joseph Rasaiya of Scarborough

Kanalingam Shanmugam of Scarborough

Kurtis Charles of Scarborough

Mitra Bissoon of Scarborough

Mohammad Damra of Scarborough

Ndukate Ntete of Oshawa

Raphael George of Pickering

Scott McConnell of Oshawa

Shahram Dehghanpoor of Pickering

Winston Jennings of Ajax

Lee, the group leader, says the group of friends has been playing the lottery together for 15 years. "I checked our ticket the day after the draw using the OLG App. I thought something was wrong with my phone – I was so shocked!" he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre.

The group members have various plans for their winnings said Lee. “Some are investing their portion of the win while others plan to pay bills.”

Group member, Scott McConnell represented the group in the attached photo.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

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 Petro Canada on Major Mackenzie Drive in Markham.

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