Ramara Couple Celebrates $100,000 Encore Win


Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Dona Grills and James Grills of Ramara. They matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the March 13, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000!

The married couple have been regular lottery players for 40 years. “Our favourite games are LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTO MAX and we always play ENCORE,” they shared.

Dona discovered the big win when she checked her lottery ticket at home. “I noticed the ENCORE numbers were matching and my eyes were getting bigger with each matching number,” she laughed. “I woke James up from his nap and said ‘Honey, you have to get up right now I think we won some money!'”

Dona and James, both retired from the automotive industry, plan to use their money to fix up their new house and purchase some new appliances.

“We’re smiling ear to ear,” James concluded.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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.

The winning ticket was purchased at Canoe Fresh Food Market on Muskoka Street in Washago.


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