The OLG has announced that Kingston resident Ronald Lloyd of Kingston has claimed his ONTARIO 49 top prize worth $2 million.
Lloyd told the OLG he has been playing the lottery for decades and discovered his win while at the store purchasing tickets for the next draw.
“I thought I won $2,000 when I first saw it, then I looked again and noticed it was $2 million,” he said, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I wanted to think about it for a bit, so I went home to look up the winning numbers online to make sure the little machine at the store wasn’t lying to me.”
The great-grandfather said he had fun sharing the news with his sons. “When I showed them the ticket, it was really funny to see their reaction, because we play a lot of jokes on each other.”
He plans to share his win with his immediate family. “It gives us all the opportunity to benefit from this. I might splurge and treat myself to a new vehicle. I feel very fortunate.”
The winning ticket was for the September 8, 2021 draw and purchased at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Princess Street in Kingston.
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.
ONTARIO 49 is $1 per play and the draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Combination Play is available in five-, seven-, eight- and nine-number selections. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m. Visit the ONTARIO 49 page on OLG.ca for more information.