Toronto, ON – Jack Demerjian of Hamilton has that “6/49 feeling” after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the April 15, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw. Jack also won $2 on his ENCORE selection, bringing his total winnings to $1,000,002.
Jack says he was on his way home from a scenic drive when he decided to check his ticket using the OLG Lottery App. "I thought I won $1,002 because I didn't have my glasses on," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. "I put my glasses on and checked again and I thought I was dreaming when I saw all these zeroes. I was shocked!"
The 57-year-old skilled trade worker told his nephew about his big win right away. "He was so excited!"
Jack plans to invest and save his win for retirement. "It will be nice to not make decisions based on finances," he smiled.
"It’s going to take a few days to sink in," he concluded.
In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those 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 availability of in-person prize claims.
LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,400 jackpot wins and 368 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The winning ticket was purchased at Little Short Store on Pinebush Road in Cambridge.
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