Pickering resident goes all in on lotto win

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Published October 5, 2021 at 3:57 pm

Dianne Biondi of Pickering anted up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $54,026.40 on September 5.

Biondi also won $5,000 on the instant portion of her POKER LOTTO play bringing her total winnings to $59,026.40.

Biondi always goes to her favourite store to buy her lottery tickets and on that special day, everything changed. “I asked for a POKER LOTTO with ALL IN and then I really can’t remember what happened after the clerk told me I had won big. She was so nice, and she was just as excited as I was!”

She then ran to out the car where her mom was waiting. “I told her to come into the store because I just won $59,000! She didn’t believe me until she came in and saw the amount on the screen.”

Biondi was still in shock when she picked up her cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where she shared her plans for her new windfall. “I am going save some and also put some aside to travel when its safe. I want to go to Europe and maybe visit Italy or Sweden, or both!”

POKER LOTTO players can opt for ALL IN for an additional $1 to take a chance on instantly winning a jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. Visit the POKER LOTTO page on OLG.ca for more information about ALL IN.

The winning ticket was purchased at Quick Market and Country Style on Finch Ave in Pickering.

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