The OLG announced today that a local couple had the winning ticket for a MAXMILLIONS prize worth $1 million from the June 22, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw.
The winning ticket was purchased at Bayridge Market on Bayridge Drive by Kerry Benford and Diana Hall of Kingston, when Diana asked Kerry “Would you just buy the winning ticket already?”
“I was just doing what I was told!” said Kerry.
He said he was surprised when he scanned his tickets after the draw and saw the Big Winner screen appear.
“I took a photo of the screen and then rushed home to show Diana,” said Kerry. “My jaw dropped a little more as I matched every number. I didn’t believe it could be real,” added Diana.
Kerry is retired and Diana is soon to retire with both now planning to travel – beginning in Canada, when they’ll visit friends and family they’ve missed during the pandemic.
“We’ll enjoy our early retirement traveling when it’s safe again,” said Kerry.
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.
LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $6.5 billion since 2009, including 87 jackpot wins and 714 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Photo (cropped): OLG.ca