Thinesh Nadarasa of Brampton just won $100,000 after matching the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in the exact order in the May 9, 2020, LOTTO 6/49 draw.
According to OLG, Nadarasa, a 35-year old married father of two, discovered his winning when he scanned his ticket on the OLG Lottery App after the draw.
“I saw the Big Winner message and I was so excited,” he told OLG. “I told my wife and she was so happy!”
The truck driver plans to pay off his credit card bill and will use the remainder of his winnings for his children’s future.
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“I am very excited. This is my money – I can’t believe this is my money,” he concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on the Run on Eglinton Avenue in Scarborough.
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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