VINELAND RESIDENT WINS $250,000 WITH INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE

Toronto, ON – Aqua, sign and sniff were only some of the words that Matthew Mclellan of Vineland revealed on his INSTANT CROSSWORD DELUXE (Game #2232) ticket to win a $250,000 top prize.

This is Matthew's second major win. "I won $100,000 on an INSTANT CROSSWORD ticket four years ago," he shared.

Matthew, a father and grandfather, says he noticed three tickets at the store that caught his eye. "I went back the next day and they were still there - so I purchased them. I thought one of them has to be lucky!"

Matthew says he checked his ticket using the OLG Lottery App and immediately took a screenshot of his win to send to his wife. "I was shocked!"

Matthew will put his windfall towards renovations and savings.

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 Buzby's Variety on Orchard Avenue in Vineland.

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