TORONTO, ON – Diana Doherty and Theresa Rivard of Porcupine are $75,000 richer after winning with INSTANT UNO™ (Game #2165).
The 65-year-old partners of 39 years say they are both regular lottery players. “INSTANT tickets are my favourite, but we like the lotto games as well,” shared Diana. “We chose this UNO game because it was new, and it was the last ticket in the tray!”
The group home workers said when they scratched their ticket their original thought was something must be wrong. “When we went to the store to scan it and the words ‘Big Winner’ appeared, I said, ‘It’s true! It’s true!’ We were very happy,” smiled Diana.
The pair say they’re using their winnings to pay some bills and saving the rest.
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 UNO™ is available for $3 and the top prize is $75,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.63. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on other great games.
The winning ticket was purchased at Giant Tiger on Highway 101 in South Porcupine.
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