OLG is launching a new winners campaign starting today that focuses on actual lottery winners and their winning stories. It’s a candid, funny and emotional look at the experience the winners go through.
The first thing that came to Jeff’s mind was after he won was to go to Newfoundland to visit his daughter who he doesn’t get to see often.
· One of the most commonly asked questions to OLG by Ontarians: Does anyone ever win the lottery in my community?
· The answer is a resounding YES! And starting Monday June 19, 2017, you’ll hear and see winners telling their stories in a brand new way with the launch of WINNERS AROUND EVERY CORNER.
· OLG Lottery is excited to celebrate winners from across the province and share their journey from the moment they discovered their win to where they are today. It’s a rare glimpse into the life of lottery winners – before, during and after that life-changing moment.
· In 2016, OLG Lottery awarded more than $2.1 billion in prizing
· During the same time period, nearly 129 million tickets were redeemed within Ontario
· There are OLG Lottery winners around every corner
· One of those winners is Jeff Henderson who won $100,000 playing INSTANT BINGO DOUBLER. Jeff’s win changed his life.
· In addition to sharing winners stories, OLG Lottery will be present at various events and concerts this summer to give Ontario residents a chance to experience that winning feeling. Look for the OLG booth at the 158th Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack and WayHome and Boots and Hearts in Oro Medonte to try your hand at winning fun prizes from OLG Lottery.
Fun facts about OLG winnings:
· In 2015, close to 30-thousand people in Ontario WON THE LOTTERY.
· More than 32-hundred winners took home prize amounts of 10-thousand dollars or greater.
· Those 32-hundred customers won more than 642-million dollars!!
· And that dollar amount doesn’t include all our other winners of under $10-thousand dollars.