Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Dresden woman wins $126,000 Lotto Max prize

Kathy Luck of Dresden has won $126,913.50, after winning a Lotto Max second prize in the June 16, 2020 draw.

Luck matched six numbers plus the bonus number to win the prize.

Luck, 63, a mother of four, grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of three, checked her ticket using the OLG Lottery App.

“I thought I won $126 at first,” she said in a press release.

After validating her ticket in store, the retired factory worker went home to tell her husband about her big win.

“He thought I was full of it until I showed him the validation slip – his eyes went so big,” Luck said, adding that she plans to renovate her farmhouse, pay some bills and take a vacation.

“I get excited when I win $20 so this is wonderful,” she added.

The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto has resumed in-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more by-appointment only.

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.

Currently, OLG is reaching out to major prize winners ($50,000+) who have been unable to claim their prizes due to COVID-19 to schedule appointments for in-person prize claims.

Future announcements will be made as to when OLG will open appointments to others wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.

Lotto Max players in Ontario have won over $5.5-billion since 2009, including 75 jackpot wins and 603 Maxmillions prizes, right across the province.

Lotto Max is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sonny’s Variety on Lindsley Street in Dresden.

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