Rene Lalande of Elliot Lake is $50,000 richer after winning with INSTANT SONIC MULTIPLIER (Game #2190).
Rene, a 67-year old married father of one, believes that this ticket really was ‘the luck of the draw’, as he had let the cashier pick it out for him. “My wife was beside me when I uncovered the win, and she had been giving me a hard time about buying lottery tickets,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I showed her my ticket and she was shocked. She has since stopped giving me a hard time about it,” he laughed.
The retiree plans to enjoy his time shopping for a new car. He and his wife also plan on renovating their home.
“We are very happy,” he concluded.
The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto is now accepting in-person prize claim appointments for winning-ticket holders of $10,000 or more. Appointments for prizes of this value will be granted if requested, however prizes up to $49,999.90 do not have to be claimed in-person and customers are encouraged to continue to mail in these claims when possible. 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. Future announcements will be made as to when OLG will open appointments to anyone wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.
INSTANT SONIC MULTIPLIER is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.83. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rexall on Nova Scotia Walk in Elliot Lake.