TORONTO, ON – Wayne Best of Omemee won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $2,520,857.80 in the May 15, 2021 LOTTARIO draw. Wayne also won $5 on his ENCORE selection, bringing his total winnings to $2,520,862.80!
Wayne, 72, said he is a regular lottery player and won $8,000 25 years ago. “I don’t normally play LOTTARIO, but I thought I’d try it after the cashier suggested it,” he shared.
The father of two said when he shared the news with his wife and son, tears of joys were streaming. “I told my son to come over and my wife was screaming with joy!”
Wayne plans to share his winnings with loved ones, complete some home renovations, buy a car and invest.
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.
LOTTARIO launched in 1978 as Ontario’s first terminal lotto game. Tickets are $1 and the draws take place every Saturday. Tickets purchased before 10:30 p.m. on Fridays are eligible for the Early Bird draw. Visit the LOTTARIO page on OLG.ca for more information.
The winning ticket was purchased at Mount Pleasant Convenience on Queen Mary Street in Cavan.
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