Local winners close to claiming prizes

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A group of two from Sault Ste. Marie and Desbarats is one step closer to claiming a lottery win of $100,000 with ENCORE (July 25, 2015 ONTARIO 49 draw).

As one of the group members is related to an employee at an OLG retail location, this prize falls within OLG’s definition of an Insider Win. Detailed information about the winners is included below.

As of today’s date, this prize claim has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Wins process which is an independent prize claim review by a third-party, working in partnership with OLG’s regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

To complete the prize claims process, this prize will be held for a 30-day waiting period as part of OLG’s Insider Wins process in order for OLG to publicize the win. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimants on October 26, 2015 based on this 30-day wait period.

The ticket was purchased at Pino’s Get Fresh Inc. on Trunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie.

The members of the group are:

Alison Young of Sault Ste. Marie

Perry Piazza of Desbarats

Perry’s sister is an employee at an OLG retail location.

Gerhard Sckopke of Blind River is one step closer to claiming his lottery win of $20,141.10 from playing POKER LOTTO ALL IN on July 25, 2015. Gerhard also won $505 on the instant portion of POKER LOTTO plus he won an additional $5 on the nightly draw, bringing his total winnings to $20,651.10.

As Gerhard’s daughter and grandson are employees at an OLG retail location, this prize falls within OLG’s definition of an Insider Win.

As of today’s date, this prize claim has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Wins process, which is an independent investigation of the claim by a third-party working in partnership with OLG’s regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

To complete the prize claim, the prize will be held for a 30-day waiting period as part of OLG’s Insider Wins process in order for OLG to publicize the win. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimant on October 26, 2015 based on this 30-day wait period.

The ticket was purchased at 17 Convenience Store on Woodward Avenue in Blind River.

For more information on Related Parties and Insider Wins, please visit the Winner News Releases page in the Media Centre on olg.ca.