TORONTO, ON – Mark Kociumbas of Holland Landing is $250,000 richer after winning with INSTANT DOUBLE DIAMOND (Game #2189).
Mark, an occasional lottery player, asked the retailer to recommend an INSTANT ticket. “He pointed out a couple different ones to me, so I grabbed the DOUBLE DIAMOND,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque.
The 30-year-old plumber said it was hard to believe he won at first. “When I first saw the three matching symbols, I didn’t believe it. I scanned it on the OLG Lottery App and that’s when I busted out the happy dance!”
Mark told his mom and brother about his win. “My mom thought I was playing a prank on her,” he laughed.
Mark plans to go on a vacation when the pandemic is over – in the meantime, he will pay some bills and save the rest.
“I’m still in disbelief. It just doesn’t feel real yet – I’ve never won anything like this before,” he smiled.
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.
INSTANT DOUBLE DIAMOND is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.36. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.
The winning ticket was purchased at River Variety on Queensville Side Road in River Drive Park.
OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.
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