JORDAN RESIDENT WINS $6 MILLION TOP PRIZE WITH LOTTO 6/49
Toronto, ON – Maria Waszczuk of Jordan has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 top prize worth $6 million in the July 24, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw.
"I play the lottery when there is a big jackpot. I enjoy LOTTO 6/49 and sometimes LOTTO MAX," shared Maria while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque.
Maria, a 65-year-old retiree, checked her ticket while at the store and couldn't believe it when she realized she won big. "I checked it a couple times. I still can't believe it," she smiled. "I went out to my car and sat there for a while before going home."
The mother of two told her husband about her big win right away. "He couldn't believe it either. We are so excited!"
Maria plans to travel and share her win with family.
"It's a strange feeling. It gives you a comfort when you don't need to worry about your financials," Maria concluded.
LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13.4 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,409 jackpot wins and 388 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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.
The winning ticket was purchased at Pioneer Verve on South Service Road in Beamsville.
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