NIAGARA FALLS RESIDENTS WIN $250,000 WITH INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE

Toronto, ON – Briar, breach and tattoo were only some of the words that Michael Rocco and   Louise Gavigan of Niagara Falls revealed on their INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE (Game #2232) ticket to win a $250,000 top prize.

Michael and Louise said they couldn’t believe their eyes after using the OLG Lottery App to scan their ticket. “We were shocked!” said Michael.

The couple plans to use their winnings to pay some bills, go on a trip in the future and invest.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet – it’s surreal,” shared Louise.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those 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 availability of in-person prize claims.

INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.45.

The winning ticket was purchased at Busy Bee Food Mart on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls.

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