Toronto, ON – Palmerino Cappella of Stoney Creek anted up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $51,269.80 on September 22, 2020. Palmerino also won $5,000 on the instant portion of his POKER LOTTO play, bringing his total winnings to $56,269.80.
"I’m a regular LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 player," shared Palmerino, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. "I decided to play POKER LOTTO on a whim, and I’m very happy I did!”
The 45-year-old father said when he saw the royal flush appear, he couldn’t believe it. “I think the clerk was more excited than me!” he laughed. "I took a photo of myself with my winning ticket and sent it to my kids – they were so happy for me."
The waste management worker says his win will go a long way in helping his kids through university. "I also plan to buy them a car, so they don't have to borrow mine!”
"This is totally unexpected and a wonderful surprise," 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.
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 Pioneer on the Run on Highway 8 in Stoney Creek.
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