Friends Collect $1 Million from Kingston-Sold LOTTO MAX Ticket

Published on: 2020/10/19 - in News

The OLG reports that Daniel Collier of Perth and Paul MacDonald of Kingston are $1 million winners from the October 6th MAXMILLIONS LOTTO MAX draw.

Daniel, 38, and Paul, 43, became friends through their work in construction and have been playing as a group for seven years.

“I was checking the ticket using the OLG Lottery App and started counting the zeros!” Collier told the OLG, while picking up their winnings at the Prize Centre in Toronto. “I went out back to get Paul and said, ‘We just won a million dollars!’”. His friend thought he was joking at first, but after checking the ticket together, they began celebrating the win together with high-fives.

Their winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Taylor-Kidd Boulevard in Kingston and they both plan to invest their winnings before making any decisions.

LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $5.7 billion since 2009, including 77 jackpot wins and 617 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. 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. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.