KINGSTON RESIDENT WINS $50,000 WITH ONTARIO 49

TORONTO, ON Sharon Newell of Kingston is celebrating after winning an ONTARIO 49 second prize worth $50,000 in the May 29, 2021 draw. She also won $2 on her ENCORE selection brining her total winnings to $50,002.

Sharon, a soon-to-be great grandma, said she has been a regular lotter player for years. “I play numbers that I get from fortune cookies!” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “While at the grocery store, I checked my ticket using the Ticket Checker and thought something was wrong. I had to double check it because I was in complete and total shock!”

The retiree said she texted her daughters to share the big news, but it took a while for them to believe her.

“I have a great-grandbaby on the way and will share some of this with my granddaughter.” Sharon also plans to share with her children and tuck some away for herself.

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.

ONTARIO 49 is $1 per play and the draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Combination Play is available in five-, seven-, eight- and nine-number selections. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m. Visit the ONTARIO 49 page on OLG.ca for more information.

The winning ticket was purchased at Loblaws on Princess Street in Kingston.

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