Burlington $1 million lotto winner checked his ticket 50 times

Published September 16, 2021 at 8:10 pm

David Rutherford of Burlington

David Rutherford of Burlington has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the August 11, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw. He also matched the last number on ENCORE which brought his total winnings to $1,000,002!

David, who is a sports and media agent, said he usually buys a ticket for each draw and asks for a Quick Pick. “I usually check my tickets on the OLG App and this one I checked about 50 times because I couldn’t believe I had won so much!”

While he is still trying to process the win, he says the OLG commercials are right. “Buy a ticket for a chance to win. I bought a ticket, went to bed and woke up a millionaire!”

David plans to share his windfall with family and invest some of it. “I am beyond excited!”

OLG is currently booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto only for those claims that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the further availability of in-person prize claims.

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13.4 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,408 jackpot wins and 387 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Maple Convenience and Dollar on Fairview Sreet in Burlington.

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