TORONTO, ON – Life is a little more “grand” for Irasema Hernandez Rueda and Gerardo Rodriguez Calderon of Mount Hope. They matched all five main numbers to win a second prize of $25,000 a year for life with DAILY GRAND in the June 14, 2021 draw. The pair took the lump sum prize of $500,000.
Irasema and Gerardo, parents of two, said they discovered their win while at the grocery store. “I thought the machine was broken!” shared Gerardo, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “We went home and told our daughters that we can help pay for their education!” he smiled.
“We are very happy and very blessed!” said Irasema. “It’s hard to describe how we feel – we are just so excited,” added Gerardo.
The couple plan to pay for their children’s education, invest, and hopefully plan a vacation next year.
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.
DAILY GRAND is a national lottery game with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life for matching the five main numbers plus the Grand Number. The second prize is $25,000 a year for life for matching the five main numbers. DAILY GRAND is $3 per play and draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays.
The winning ticket was purchased at Food Basics on Bridge Street in Dunnville.
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