NEWCASTLE RESIDENT WINS $700,000 PRIZE WITH INSTANT SUPREME 7
Toronto, ON – Michael McCarthy of Newcastle is celebrating after winning a $700,000 prize with INSTANT SUPREME 7 (Game #2227).
Michael, a married father, said he is an occasional player of INSTANT tickets. “The first game in the pack I played was the winner!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “My hands were shaking in disbelief – I can’t put into words what I was feeling.”
Michael surprised his wife by handing her the ticket and asking her to check it using her phone. “She thought I was pranking her – she was stunned!”
“I feel humbled and grateful,” Michael said. “I’m not a materialistic person. It feels different to get this money that I didn’t earn.”
He wants to use his windfall to provide his family with memorable experiences together. “I don’t want it to change us. I’ll celebrate with my wife by taking a little trip and figuring out our next steps,” he 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.
INSTANT SUPREME 7 is available for $50 a play and the top prize is $700,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.58.
The winning ticket was purchased at Piggly Wiggly Convenience on King Avenue in Newcastle.
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