MISSISSAUGA COUPLE WINS $2 MILLION WITH ONTARIO 49

TORONTO, ON Hung and Hao Nguyen of Mississauga are celebrating after winning an ONTARIO 49 top prize worth $2 million in the July 28, 2021 draw.

Hung and Hao, married parents of three and grandparents of five, said they bought this ticket on a whim while at the grocery store picking up food for their grandson. “I kept the ticket in my pocket for five days before checking it!” shared Hung while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings. “We were at the grocery store when we decided to randomly check our ticket. My husband was shaking and calling me over,” said Hao. “I went out and bought pants with zippered pockets after that!” laughed Hung.

They plan to share their winnings with their children and support different charities. “Even without this win we were supporting many charities, so now we can help even more,” Hao 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.

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 Sobeys on Laird Drive in East York.

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