OLG Prize Center in Toronto, Encore, Lotto 6/49, Sudbury, COVID-19 pandemic

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Carolyn Malette and Jacques Martel take home their $ 100,000 win at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto. Provided

Saying yes to Encore paid off for Carolyn Malette and Jacques Martel of Sudbury. The pair tied the last six of the seven Encore numbers in exact order on October 3, 2020. LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $ 100,000.Malette, a 54-year-old nurse, and Martel, a 55-year-old financial planner, say they regularly play the lottery and play the same numbers – usually important family dates like birthdays and anniversaries, when they are. at the OLG Prize Center. in Toronto to collect their winnings.

Malette checked their ticket using the ticket checker and that’s when they were both in disbelief.

“Carolyn had tears in her eyes when she turned to me and said, ‘I think we’ve won something. I couldn’t believe it, ”recalls Martel.

The couple will use part of their earnings for home renovations they’ve already started and put some on their mortgage.

“Carolyn’s brother suggested that my other half go for the renovations and Carolyn can enjoy her other half however she wants,” he laughs.

OLG now accepts in-person prize claims by appointment only for customers with prizes of $ 1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Center.

To better protect customers and staff, OLG has implemented appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, mandatory use of safety equipment, personal protection (PPE) and prior checking of visitors before authorizing entry. .

Players should contact the OLG Support Center at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to make an appointment.

Encore offers 22 ways to win and can be played with most lottery games for an additional $ 1. There is an Encore draw every day.

The winning ticket was purchased at Rexall on Bancroft Drive in Sudbury.

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