Oshawa woman hits LOTTARIO jackpot

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Published September 27, 2021 at 5:54 pm

Tamara Geldart of Oshawa hit the jackpot – to be precise, ‘Ontario’s Jackpot – winning $642,002.90 in the August 28 LOTTARIO draw.

“I play the lottery regularly. I like when the jackpots are high,” Geldart shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

Geldart, a retail worker, checked her ticket using the OLG App. “I thought I won $642,” she laughed. “My husband told me to check it again and I took a closer look and saw I matched all the numbers – I started to cry!”

“It’s so emotional and surreal. I couldn’t wait to tell my mom. I cried like a baby when I told her – she always said she wished she could see me win the lottery.

She plans to treat her mom and invest most of her winnings for the future. “I have a spa day to treat myself, but my priority is my mom. I would love to give back after all the care I received from her over the years,” she said.

LOTTARIO launched in 1978 as Ontario’s first terminal lotto game. Tickets are $1 and the draws take place every Saturday. Tickets purchased before 10:30 p.m. on Fridays are eligible for the Early Bird draw.

The winning ticket was purchased at Toms Food Store on Nonquon Road in Oshawa.

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