THOROLD RESIDENT WINS LOTTO 6/49 GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE

Toronto, ON Joseph Gates of Thorold has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the December 18, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Joseph, a 65-year-old business owner, said when he scanned his ticket using the OLG App he thought he won $1,000 at first. “I wiped my eyes and took another look and realized there were a lot more zeroes!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his win. “I was so happy – this is perfect timing.”

Joseph said his kids didn’t believe him when he told them he won $1 million because he always jokes with them. “I always told them I would win one day, and my dream came true,” he smiled.

He plans to complete some renovations and save some for his grandchildren’s education.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. As there are limited appointments, we strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit their claims online or mail them. Submitting claims online is fast, secure and enables OLG to process the claim in a timely manner. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13.5 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,412 jackpot wins and 395 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at the CNIB Kiosk in Walmart on Welland Avenue in St. Catharines.

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