Three Brampton residents excited and “seeing stars” following big lotto wins

Published June 17, 2021 at 6:52 pm


Three lucky Brampton residents–a 25-year-old woman and a couple–are celebrating big lotto wins. 

OLG recently announced that Noella Noronha, 25, is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Hit It Big (Game #2258).

Noronha, a research associate, said she is an occasional lottery player and this is her first big win.

According to OLG, she decided to pick up a few items at the store along with some tickets on her way home from work.

“The cashier told me there was a new ticket, so I tried it out,” she told OLG. 

Noronha was playing her ticket on her front porch and didn’t think she won at first.

“I scanned my ticket using the OLG Lottery App and Big Winner appeared! I was overjoyed – I felt like I was seeing stars.”

She plans to pay off her student debt and use the rest to build her future.  

The winning ticket was purchased at Longo’s on Hurontario Street in Brampton.

OLG also recently announced that David Entwistle and Giuseppina Borrello are celebrating after winning an Ontario 49 second prize worth $50,000 in the April 11, 2020 draw. 

Entwistle told OLG he was at the store to buy a newspaper when he checked his ticket using the Ticket Checker.

“I saw Big Winner – $50,000 and tucked it in my pocket and went home to show my wife. It cheered her up from the pandemic lockdown blues,” he said.

Entwistle said he plans to save some of the winnings to put towards his daughter’s upcoming wedding and will take a trip when it’s safe to travel again.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Steeles Avenue in Brampton.

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