LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES MAPLE RESIDENT!
Toronto, ON – Geani Ponea of Maple was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on July 28, 2022. The top prize had grown to $534,077.60 before it was won! Geani won $2 on another one of his LIGHTNING LOTTO selections, bringing his total winnings to $534,079.60!
Geani, a construction worker, says he has been a regular lottery player with OLG for eight years. "My favourite games are LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX, POKER LOTTO and LIGHTNING LOTTO. This is my first big win," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his big cheque.
The 47-year-old was at the store when he decided to purchase his LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket. "The store clerk told me I won, and I didn't believe it!” Geani smiled. “My wife and kids didn't believe me at first, but when I showed them the ticket they started jumping, screaming and giving me hugs.”
He plans to help his children with their education and put a down payment on a house.
"It's unbelievable. I'm very excited and happy," Geani concluded.
OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.
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 Steeles West Convenience on Steeles Avenue in North York.
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