ST. CATHARINES RESIDENT DREAMS TO THE MAX WITH A $60,271 LOTTO MAX WIN

Toronto, ON Alan Loon of St. Catharines has $60,271.70 to put toward his dreams after winning a LOTTO MAX second prize in the August 7, 2020 draw. Alan matched six numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.

Alan, a 62-year-old married father of two, discovered his win early one morning. “I checked my numbers on OLG.ca and was hoping for a free ticket then had to do a double take,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I couldn’t believe my eyes – I was stunned and had to try not to wake up my family,” he laughed.

While Alan’s family slept in, he began to research the prize claim process and printed out forms from OLG.ca. “Later, my wife saw the print-out and when I told her about the win she squeaked with glee and woke up one of our kids,” he smiled.

The chiropractor plans to use his winnings to pay for his children’s education. “This money will be used as an investment in my next generation,” he said.

“It’s a wonderful thing,” he concluded.

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $5.6 billion since 2009, including 76 jackpot wins and 608 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Martindale Road in St. Catharines.

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