WOODBRIDGE RESIDENT WINS $250,000 WITH INSTANT RED HOT 10X

TORONTO, ON Santino Cocco of Woodbridge is $250,000 richer after winning with INSTANT RED HOT 10X (Game #2243).

Santino, a 41-year-old construction worker, said he’s not a regular player and this is his first big win. “The first number I scratched was the winner – I started shaking!” he said. “I had to double check using the OLG Lottery App because I didn’t believe it.”

Santino said this win feel unbelievable. “I feel like a whole new person – I get a fresh start.”

He plans to purchase a house with his winnings.

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 RED HOT 10X is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.75. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Woodstream Convenience on Woodstream Boulevard in Woodbridge.

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