Milica Simic of Brampton is celebrating her $150,000 lottery win.
Simic, a mother of two and grandmother of four, discovered her win at the store, according to OLG.
“I was so lost in the moment and then the cashier said ‘it’s not $15,000, it’s $150,000!’” she told OLG. “I was in shock.”
The 72-year old retiree went home and told her husband about her big win, according to OLG.
“He thought I was lying, so I told him I would spend it all myself!” she told OLG. “When I told my daughter, she was so happy for me that she cried.”
Simic plans to use her winnings to help her son and daughter.
“It’s hard to describe. It lightens the load of being on a fixed income as retirees,” she concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Jackson’s Variety on Queen Street 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.