Lottery ticket playing family birthdates wins Brampton man $100,000

Published March 3, 2023 at 10:28 am

Winning a $100,000 prize was a family affair for a Brampton man who won big playing his family member’s birthdays and anniversaries.

Glen Corner is a retiree from Brampton who says he regularly uses significant dates like his family birthdays and anniversaries when picking his lottery numbers.

Corner says he and his wife got a shock when checking the numbers for the Jan. 18 Lotto 6/49 draw, matching the last six out of seven Encore numbers for a $100,000 payday.

“When I realized all my numbers matched, I called my wife over and told her ‘I think we won $100,000,’” Corner said while picking up his winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “She was so surprised. My whole family was so excited when I called them to share the news.”

Corner said the $100,000 prize is his first big lottery win. The Corners say they plan to share the winnings with their grandchildren, take a trip to Newfoundland, and save the rest.

Encore offers 22 ways to win and can be played with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE 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 with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

The winning ticket was purchased at Parks Convenience Store on McMurchy Ave. in Brampton.

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