LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES BRAMPTON RESIDENT!
Toronto, ON – Shirley Broomfield of Brampton was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on November 2, 2021. The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $291,366 before it was won!
Shirley said she was at the store and won $2 on her LIGHTNING LOTTO play so decided to play again. “The clerk said, ‘Hold on here, you won a big prize.’ I asked if he was joking and he whispered ‘No,’” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I started crying and laughing – I was so shocked! It’s big money. I don’t know how I got home after that. I was crying the whole way.”
The healthcare worker said she called her son to announce the good news. “He was so happy for me he cried. He said I deserve this because I work so hard,” she smiled.
She plans to put her money aside for the future. “I would like to travel back home to the Philippines when it’s safe to travel again. I haven’t seen my family in so long and I miss them.”
“I feel so thankful for this blessing,” she concluded.
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.
LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.
The winning ticket was purchased at Casablanca Ticket Agency on Kennedy Road in Brampton.
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