The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is congratulating Ronald Durston of Kingston for winning a $100,000 top prize with POKER LOTTO.
“I was stunned when I realized I won,” said Ronald, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “This money is going to help me get by.”
According to the OLG release, the semi-retiree has been experiencing some difficult times.
Ronald plans to use some of his winnings to give back to the community, saying “I’ve been living out of my car in the summertime but winters have been rough… there are some local services that really helped me out in my times of need and it’s my turn to support them.”
He’ll also be making a road trip. “I’m going to drive out east and dip my foot in the Atlantic and then drive out west and see the Pacific. Other than that, I don’t need much.”
Although a Kingstonian, Ronald purchased his winning ticket at the Mac’s convenience store on King Street in Prescott, Ontario.
POKER LOTTO is a lottery game that offers both instant in-store wins – of up to $5,000 – and nightly prize draws of up to $100,000 with each $2 ticket and uses playing card symbols rather than numbers.
OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the
delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is leading the integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $42 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.
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