Self-employed Mississauga woman celebrating big lotto win

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Christmas has come early for a lucky Mississauga woman. 

OLG says that Dianne Teixeira won "Ontario's jackpot" - $511,577.30 in the September 12, 2020 Lottario draw. Teixeira also won $78 on her other Lottario selections - bringing her total winnings to $511,655.30.

“I play my own numbers,” Teixeira told OLG.

The self-employed franchise owner was checking her tickets at home while enjoying her coffee.

“At first I thought I won $511, but when I double-checked I realized it was bigger,” she said.

The mother and grandmother immediately told her daughter about her big win.

“I also woke up my husband to show him and he thought I was lying,” she told OLG. 

Teixeira told OLG that she plans to put her winnings toward home renovations and to help her daughter purchase a home.

The winning ticket was purchased at Beckers on Bellshire Gate in Mississauga. 

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment-only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. 

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