RELEASE — Saying “yes” to ENCORE in the March 31, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw paid off for Margaret Copland of Kingston, who matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order to win $100,000.
The mother and grandmother, who says she is a regular lottery player, told OLG officials: “When I gave my ticket to the cashier and the machine stopped, I said, ‘Oh gosh no!’ Everyone in the store was just as confused as me!”
Margaret plans to donate some of her prize money to the hospital and share with close family, saying “It is an awesome feeling.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Ontario Street 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.
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.