STURGEON FALLS RESIDENT CELEBRATES $1 MILLION ENCORE WIN
TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Leo Malette of Sturgeon Falls. Leo matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the August 26, 2021 DAILY GRAND draw to win $1 million!
Leo, a regular lottery player, says he always adds ENCORE. "I won $100,000 on ENCORE years ago," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
The city councilor checked his lottery tickets on OLG.ca when he realized he won big. "I didn't believe it was real," the 76-year-old said. "I waited about an hour for my wife to wake up so I could tell her the good news. I started calling the kids and they were so shocked and happy for us!"
Leo treated himself to a new car with his winnings. He is currently enjoying a family get away in Toronto and plans to share the rest of his winnings with the three generations in his family.
"This is a family win. My family is my whole world," Leo concluded.
ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.
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.
The winning ticket was purchased at Metro on Front Street in Sturgeon Falls.
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