Harrowsmith Man Wins $100,000 LOTTARIO ENCORE Prize

Published on: 2020/07/17 - in News

For the second time in as many weeks, the OLG is reporting someone in the Kingston region has won $100,000 by matching the last six of seven LOTTARIO ENCORE numbers in exact order.

The lucky numbers for Tristan Draper, a 23-year old garage door sales and service specialist from nearby Harrowsmith, came up in the July 4, 2020 LOTTARIO draw after he’d decided to buy ENCORE with his ticket when the cashier suggested it to him.

“Following the draw, my girlfriend scanned the ticket using the OLG Lottery App and she yelled for me! I told her, scan that thing again!” he laughed, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “Then we cheered like we had just won $40 million.”

The father-to-be said he plans to pay down debt and buy a house for his family with the windfall.

“I’m looking towards my future with so much excitement. There are so many doors open to me right now. At my age to be debt-free and well on my way in life is awesome,” Draper said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Crossroad Country Store on Sydenham Road in Elginburg.

The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto has resumed in-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more by-appointment only. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry.

Currently, OLG is reaching out to major prize winners ($50,000+) who have been unable to claim their prizes due to COVID-19 to schedule appointments for in-person prize claims. In the coming weeks, OLG will open appointments to anyone wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.

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