$100,000 lottery win ‘biggest thing to ever happen’ to Brampton family

Published March 10, 2023 at 2:17 pm

A Brampton family is reeling from a life-changing $100,000 lottery win that still feels too good to be true.

Arleen Curtis lives in Brampton and says she plays Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max twice a week. The veteran lottery player says she got a start when checking a handful of tickets, at first thinking she’d won a small prize.

“I was checking all my tickets on the OLG App one day and I thought I won $100 at first. I took a closer look and realized it was $100,000,” Curtis said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I started breathing heavy – I was in shock.”

Curtis says her family members were also taken back by the big win.

“My mother says this is the biggest thing to ever happen to our family,” she said. “No one could believe it.”

Curtis said she plans to purchase a new car and save her prize for retirement even though the win “still doesn’t feel real.”

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

OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling through its PlaySmart program.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Major Mackenzie Dr. in Maple.

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