Local Man Celebrates $100,000 LOTTO MAX ENCORE Win

Published on: 2022/10/29 - in News

Kingston’s Giuseppe Cifala is the winner of a $100,000 LOTTO MAX prize, after matching the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the September 30, 2022 draw, according to an OLG release.

An on and off lottery player for about 20 years, Giuseppe told the OLG: “My favourite games are LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and ONTARIO 49. I always say yes to ENCORE,” while collecting his winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

Giuseppe said he discovered his win while having a coffee at home. “I checked my ticket using the OLG App and saw Big Winner. I didn’t believe it, I checked it three more times and then researched how I won. That’s when I realized it was on ENCORE.”

“The timing is perfect, and I’ll have lots of fun deciding my next steps,” he concluded. “This is a real bright spot in my world.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Highway 15 in Kingston.


ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto and those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 are advised to submit them online or mail them in. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.


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