VICTORIA HARBOUR MAN WINS $250,000 WITH INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE

Toronto, ON – Beg, good and chili were only some of the words that Thomas Lacroix of Victoria Harbour revealed on her INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE (Game #2232) ticket to win a $250,000 top prize.

Thomas, a married father of two, says he is a regular lottery player and enjoys INSTANT CROSSWORDS. "It’s my time to relax – sit back and play my tickets, " he shared.

He noticed that his ticket revealed a lot of words, so he checked it using the OLG Lottery App. "I was in shock," he said. "My daughter was shocked too!"

Thomas plans to purchase a car, buy a new boat and take his family to Disney World when it's safe.

"This win will help with my retirement," he concluded.

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.

INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.45.

The winning ticket was purchased at King's Little General Convenience on King Street in Midland.

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