TORONTO, ON Joseph Vitale of Etobicoke and Giuseppe Macri of Newmarket got way into the game to win $290,404.50 with POOLS (Football Pools Card #31, List #1400).

Joseph and Giuseppe, friends since high school, say they play the lottery regularly during football season. "We won $18,000 10 years ago around this time," they shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings.

"We watched the game together and we knew it was a big win, but we didn't know what we won at first. It was shocking and surreal with lots of excitement," Joseph said.

"I was asleep when Joseph found out how much we won. He woke me up and I was extremely happy," Giuseppe added.

Joseph plans to pay some bills and plan a trip for next summer. Giuseppe plans to invest his winnings.

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.

POOLS is the sports game that’s easy to play. Each $5 wager allows you to pick your sport and Card number and select who you think will win each matchup. Get the most correct picks and win or share the prize pool. Visit for details and game conditions.

Use the OLG PRO•LINE App to make sports wagering easier. Make picks anytime, anywhere without filling out a paper Selection Slip; bring your barcode to your lottery retailer to purchase your ticket; check event results after the games. The PRO•LINE App is available to download free of charge from the App Store for iPhones or the Google Play Store for Android smartphones.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Langstaff Road in Woodbridge.

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