Kingston Cousins Win $100,000 in Lotto 6/49 Encore

Published on: 2021/11/17 - in News

The OLG has announced Kingston’s latest lottery winners – cousins Linda Crosier and Mary Pickering, who matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the May 6, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000.

The two told the OLG that they play the lottery together every week, saying “We play LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX and we always add ENCORE. We always had a pact that if either of us win the lottery, we would share the win.”

Linda said she realized they had a winning ticket while checking tickets at the store. “I scanned it a few times and didn’t believe what I was seeing. I put the ticket in my pocket and went home.”

When Linda shared the news about the win with Mary, she was in just as much disbelief. “We both needed some time to accept the win.”

She plans to use her share of the winnings to fund her retirement and travel when it’s safe, including a trip for the cousins to celebrate the win together.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Circle K on Bath Road 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.

A crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario, since 1975 the OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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