Jerry Millar of Severn has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a Lotto 6/49 second prize worth $107,706.60 in the July 25, 2020 draw. Jerry matched five numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.
Jerry, a 63-year old married plumber, obtained his winning ticket through a free play that he had won in a previous draw. He discovered his win at a retailer when he handed his ticket to the cashier for validation. “I was shocked. I didn’t know how much the win was for! The terminal froze and I had to wait for a call from OLG,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I went home to tell my wife and she said, ‘good for you – real people do win!’”
Jerry is considering buying a new vehicle. “I’ve been thinking about buying a new truck, but what I want would cost the whole win. For now, I’ll take my time shopping for the right vehicle,” he smiled.
“I’ve always told people you can’t win if you have a ticket and now, I’ve won! This feels great,” he concluded.
The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto is now accepting in-person prize claim appointments for winning-ticket holders of $10,000 or more. Appointments for prizes of this value will be granted if requested, however prizes up to $49,999.90 do not have to be claimed in-person and customers are encouraged to continue to mail in these claims when possible. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Future announcements will be made as to when OLG will open appointments to anyone wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.
The winning ticket was purchased at Prices Corner Variety on Highway 12 in Oro-Medonte.