Carol and Joseph Ridsdale of Dundas matched all seven Encore numbers in the exact order to win $1-million in the Dec. 26, 2020 draw.
“I was having a frustrating morning and decided to stop what I was doing and check our lottery tickets,” shared Carol, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings. “I used the OLG Lottery App and when I saw Big Winner, I thought my phone was broken.”
Carol said she called Joe over to tell him they had won $100,000. Joe then realized there were more than just six zeros.
The couple plans to pay off their mortgage and invest in their retirement.
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“We’re accelerating our retirement and the year we retire will also be our 30th wedding anniversary so we’re going to celebrate it all with a trip to Hawaii,” they concluded.
Encore can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1 through OLG.
There is an Encore draw every day.
The winning ticket was purchased at Pioneer Snack Express on Dundas St. in Waterdown.