Hamilton man plays new $100 lotto game — wins $100,000


Published December 15, 2022 at 3:19 pm

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A 61-year-old Hamilton grandfather took a shot at Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s (OLG) new $100 per-play lotto game — and it paid off.

Williams Cripps won $100,000 with Instant Ultimate, a limited edition scratch game that OLG says “gives you the best chance at $1 million.”

Cripps isn’t a millionaire, but a six-figure cheque is a pretty good consolation prize.

“When I played it at home, I couldn’t believe it. I had to look at it five times before realizing I won,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “My children said, ‘no way — you’re kidding me!”

Cripps plans to help his daughter purchase a house with his winnings.

“It feels good – just absolutely good!” he concluded.

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The winning ticket was purchased at EZ Mart on Parkdale Ave. in Hamilton.

Instant Ultimate is available until Dec. 31, 2022, with 40 $1 million top prizes.

OLG says the odds of winning any prize is 1 in 3.55.

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