Toronto, ON – Donald Leinen of Rockland anted up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $79,883.60 on February 10, 2021. Donald also won $5,050 on the instant portion of his POKER LOTTO play bringing his total winnings to $84,933.60.
Donald, 60, says he is a regular lottery player. "I've been playing for 40 years. This is my largest win," he shared.
The publishing industry worker says there was no one else in the store other than the cashier when he checked his tickets. "The clerk told me I won $84,000 and I couldn't believe it," he said. "It took a full day to sink in!"
Donald told his children about his big win. "They were surprised. They said, 'What are you buying me?'" he laughed.
Donald plans to purchase a vehicle and pay some bills. "I've never owned a new car before," he said. "I will make the rest of my winnings last as long as I can."
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.
POKER LOTTO players can opt for ALL IN for an additional $1 to take a chance on instantly winning a jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. Visit the POKER LOTTO page on OLG.ca for more information about ALL IN.
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on County Road in Rockland.
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