Grantley Ying of Brampton has just won a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $135,201.90 in the March 25, 2020 draw.
Ying matched five numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.
“I was ecstatic,” the 62-year-old hospitality manager told OLG.
Ying called his wife right away. “I told her to sit down because I wanted to surprise her,” he told OLG. “She was so happy for me!”
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The father and grandfather plans to pay off some bills with his winnings.
“This happened at a perfect time since I work in an industry that’s been hit hard with the pandemic,” Ying told OLG. “I plan to take my family on a fun and memorable vacation one day.”
“It’s not about the money, it’s about the happiness. I don’t have a happy dance – I have happy tears,” Ying concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Mountainash Road in Brampton.
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.