Pradeep Verma from Brampton is celebrating a $250,000 lotto win.
“I thought I won $250 and I was wondering why the Ticket Checker said I was a big winner,” Pradeep told OLG.
“I double-checked using the OLG Lottery App and I was surprised to see my prize amount was $250,000!”
The 58-year old machinist plans to pay some bills with his winnings and save his money.
“Given the uncertainty of the world, I am going to be cautious with my winnings,” he told OLG.
“This win feels very good. My family felt the financial impact of the pandemic so this couldn’t be better timing.”
The winning ticket was purchased at George’s Convenience on Peter Robertson Boulevard 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.
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