Grandfather from Mississauga wins a lotto and makes a mistake on his winnings


Published March 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm


A Mississauga man is celebrating a big lotto win.

OLG says Ross McDonald won a $50,000 top prize with Instant Quest for Gold Crossword (Game #3229).

McDonald, a retired grandfather, said his ticket was one of three winners that he played that day.

“First one was $3, second was $15 and the third was $50,000,” he told OLG.

McDonald told OLG that he first thought he won $5,000 and brought the ticket to show his wife.

“She scanned it using the OLG Lottery App and asked if I made a mistake because $50,000 appeared! In my excitement, I forgot to scratch off the last two letters. I thought I was going to have a heart attack!”

McDonald already has plans for his win.

“I’m going to get a new car and share some with the kids,” he said.

“I’m just ecstatic – I’ve been playing for years and I’ve never won anything like this before.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Dixie Bloor Convenience on Dixie Road in Mississauga.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. 

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