The OLG has announced that Sharon Newell of Kingston is celebrating a win after her ONTARIO 49 ticket was a second prize worth $50,000, along with an additional $2 from her ENCORE selection.
“I play numbers that I get from fortune cookies,” Newell told the OLG, while picking up her winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto “While at the grocery store, I checked my ticket using the Ticket Checker and thought something was wrong. I had to double check it because I was in complete and total shock.”
The retiree added she has a great-grandbaby on the way and will share some of the prize with her children and granddaughter while also putting away some for herself.
The winning ticket was for the May 29, 2021 draw and purchased at Loblaws on Princess Street in Kingston.
Just last week, the OLG reported a $2 million ticket was purchased in Kingston for the September 8, 2021 draw, with no winner having come forward to claim the prize as of that time.
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.
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