Long Sault resident wins $50,000

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Long Sault resident wins $50,000
Shaun Ritchie

LONG SAULT, Ontario – Shaun Ritchie of Long Sault is $50,000 richer after winning with INSTANT RED HOT 10X (Game #2243).

“I enjoy playing INSTANT tickets,” shared the 53-year-old public worker. “In fact, I just won $250 on another one of my INSTANT tickets!”

Shaun, a father of two, says his wife suggested they stop to pick up lottery tickets on their way home from visiting a friend. “I started playing my ticket and noticed some numbers matching up. I was shocked. I had to look twice,” he said. “My wife checked the ticket using the OLG Lottery App and said ‘$50,000! Wow!'”

Shaun plans to pay off some bills and save his winnings.

“This is a great feeling. Totally amazing,” 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 RED HOT 10X is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.75. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Appleton Side Road in Almonte.

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