Toronto, ON – Daniel Kinisky of Ottawa revealed 11 words on his INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE (Game #2232) ticket to win a $250,000 top prize.
"I've been a regular lottery player for decades," shared Daniel, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
Daniel, a retired chef, says he was playing his tickets at home when he realized he was revealing so many words. "I thought ‘I must have something good…’ I counted the words and few times and couldn't believe I won the top prize!"
Daniel plans to purchase new hearing aids and shoes with his winnings. "I will share some with my loved ones. My grandchildren will have an education fund," he said.
"It's still unbelievable. It hasn't sunk in," Daniel smiled.
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 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 Loblaws on Carling Avenue in Ottawa.
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