WINCHESTER COUPLE WIN $500,000 PRIZE WITH INSTANT $500,000 JACKPOT

TORONTO, ONLeslie and Jodi Smith of Winchester are $500,000 richer after winning with INSTANT $500,000 JACKPOT (Game #2252).

Leslie and Jodi, a married couple, are regular lottery players and said they discovered their win at home one evening. “I scanned the ticket using the OLG App and said, ‘Isn’t that nice, we won $500!” shared Jodi. “I dropped the phone when handing it over to Leslie. I didn’t know what to say!”

The pair plan to fix some things around the house and purchase a new truck.

“It still doesn’t feel real,” said Leslie. “I have no words – I’m just speechless,” added Jodi.

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.

INSTANT $500,000 JACKPOT is available for $10 and the top prize is $500,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.69. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Vernon Variety on Bank Street in Vernon.

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