Blind River Man Is $50,000 Richer!


Timothy Allen of Blind River is $50,000 richer after winning a top prize with INSTANT MONOPOLY™ (Game #2175).

A 34-year old steel worker, Tim bought this ticket because it happened to catch his eye. He had actually left his ticket on the front seat in his car and only remembered to play it when he went back to the car to retrieve a bottle of soda. “I scratched the ticket, saw the win and immediately called my friend to tell him. At first, he thought I was joking but then he could tell by my voice that I wasn’t,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I was so energized I was pacing around the house – I couldn’t sleep until about 7:00 am when I finally crashed,” he recalled.

Tim plans to invest some of his winnings and is contemplating Lasik eye surgery. He has also decided to purchase a new acoustic guitar for himself.

“It feels good to have some extra coin. The rush of happiness and adrenaline feel great,” 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 MONOPOLY is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.57. Visit the INSTANT page on for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Second Line in Sault Ste. Marie.


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