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03-06-2024

LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES ORLEANS RESIDENT!

Toronto, ON Darlene Lefebvre of Orleans was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on May 14, 2024. The top prize had grown to $891,307.40 before it was won.

Darlene, a mother of three and grandmother of two, says this is her second major win with LIGHTNING LOTTO. She also won $196,544.30 in a December 2020 draw. "The lightning struck twice!" she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

The 68-year-old retiree was out shopping for groceries when she purchased her ticket and discovered her win. "I was pretty freaked out. My legs were shaking - they had to get me a chair to sit down!" she said. "I told my husband during lunch the same day. I showed him the validation slip and asked him to read it out loud. It's unbelievable."

Darlene plans to put her winnings in the bank for now.

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 Dessureault Your Independent Grocer on Orleans Boulevard in Orleans.

LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX Keep Growing!

  • Tonight’s (Wednesday May 29, 2024) LOTTO 6/49 Gold Ball draw keeps growing and is offering a $56 million There are only seven balls left six (6) white and one (1) gold! In addition to the Gold Ball Draw, LOTTO 6/49 offers a set $5 million Classic Draw jackpot every draw.
  • Friday’s (May 31, 2024) LOTTO MAX jackpot is $70 million plus an estimated 24 $1 million MAXMILLIONS That’s $94 million in top LOTTO MAX prizing!

 

OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

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