Toronto, ON – Brian James of Milton can realize his dreams after winning $500,000 in the June 22, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw.
Brian is a regular player of LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49. "I've been playing the lottery for decades and this is my first major win," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
Brian, a 67-year-old retired warehouse worker, checked his ticket while at the store. "I was looking at it, wondering if what I was seeing was right. I counted all the zeroes and realized I won $500,000!"
Brian went home right away to tell his wife about his big win.. "She looked at it about five times before realizing what it was," he laughed. "Then we called our family to share the good news!"
Brian plans to share his win with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. "I will also pay some bills, take a trip to Hawaii and get a new puppy," he smiled.
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.
LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $6.5 billion since 2009, including 87 jackpot wins and 714 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The winning ticket was purchased on Circle K on Steeles Avenue in Milton.
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