White River Resident Wins Big On Scratch Ticket


Lesley Donaldson of White River is $75,000 richer after winning with INSTANT BLOCK-O (Game #2197).

“I play the lottery off and on,” shared Lesley. “I like playing INSTANT games for the entertainment during the pandemic.”

Lesley, a retired sawmill worker, says he was at home when he discovered his big win. “I realized I needed one more number to win. When the number came up and I revealed the prize amount, I thought something was wrong!”

The 69-year-old father called his son and wife into the kitchen to double check his big win. “It still hasn’t sunk in, but I am so happy!”

Lesley says he has plans to travel when it’s safe. “This money will fund some travel adventures for us,” he concluded.

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.

INSTANT BLOCK-O is available for $3 and the top prize is $75,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.55. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on Highway 17 in White River.