OSHAWA RESIDENT WINS $642,002 LOTTARIO JACKPOT

TORONTO, ONTamara Geldart of Oshawa won “Ontario’s jackpot” – $642,002.90 in the August 28, 2021 LOTTARIO draw.

"I play the lottery regularly. I like when the jackpots are high," shared Tamara while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

Tamara, a retail worker, checked her ticket using the OLG App. "I thought I won $642," she laughed. "My husband told me to check it again and I took a closer look and saw I matched all the numbers – I started to cry!"

"It's so emotional and surreal. I couldn't wait to tell my mom. I cried like a baby when I told her – she always said she wished she could see me win the lottery," she smiled.

Tamara plans to treat her mom and invest most of her winnings for the future. "I have a spa day to treat myself, but my priority is my mom. I would love to give back after all the care I received from her over the years," she 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.

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 Toms Food Store on Nonquon Road in Oshawa.

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