Elsie anted up and went ‘All In’ to win a total of over $75,000


Elsie Vertulia of Sault Ste. Marie anted up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $70,165.40 on January 25, 2021. Elsie also won $5,000 on the instant portion of her POKER LOTTO play bringing her total winnings to $75,165.40.

Elsie, a 71-year-old grandmother, said she bought her POKER LOTTO ALL IN ticket on the recommendation of the retailer. “I bought some tickets, then asked the cashier to recommend another because I had some money left – he said POKER LOTTO ALL IN.”

Elsie said the bells and whistles went off and she was in complete disbelief. “I went home and said to my husband, ‘I’m buying a new truck,’ and showed him my ticket. He was shocked!”

A fully loaded Chevy Colorado is in Elise’s plans. “In a nice red colour – I’ll be driving it around my neighbourhood with a big smile on my face,” she said.

“I can’t stop thinking about how this happened. It took about five days before I started to accept this could be real,” she laughed.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

POKER LOTTO players can opt for ALL IN for an additional $1 to take a chance on instantly winning a jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. Visit the POKER LOTTO page on OLG.ca for more information about ALL IN.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Boundary Road in Sault Ste. Marie.