Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Blenheim man wins $100,000 Lotto 6/49 Encore prize

Saying ‘yes’ to Encore paid off for Kevin Jack of Blenheim.

Jack matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the May 16, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000.

He also won an additional $5 on his LOTTO 6/49 selection, bringing his total winnings to $100,005.

Jack, a 65-year old married father and grandfather of five, discovered his win at a retailer when he self-scanned his ticket and saw the Big Winner message.

“I was numb… I started to shake a bit,” Jack said in a press release.

“You always check your ticket but you never expect to win.”

Jack added, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque: “I was on the phone in the store with OLG when my wife walked in and asked, ‘what are you doing on the phone?’.”

The automotive industry retiree has no major plans for his winnings just yet.

“It wasn’t feeling real, so it’s hard to mentally spend money you don’t quite have yet,” he said.

“But this will give me a comfortable retirement.”

OLG officials say 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.

The winning ticket was purchased at BNS Corner Gas on King Street in North Cobalt.

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