$1 turns into $100,000: Alliston couple celebrate $100,000 Encore win

The pair matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order

courtesy of OLG

Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Kimberly and Robert McCullough of Alliston. The pair matched the last six of seven  ENCORE numbers in exact order in the June 26, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000!

Kim, 58 and Bob, 63, said they’re regular lottery players who always play ENCORE. “I got a frantic call from Kim who was in the store while I was waiting in the car,” shared Bob. “The first thing I said to her was, are you retired now?”

Kim said when the validation slip was handed to her, she was suddenly aware of the value of the prize. “I was so nervous!” she laughed.

The parents know exactly what they will do with their winnings. “It will go directly into our cottage fund – we plan to purchase a cottage in Ontario’s beautiful north,” smiled Bob.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

OLG is currently booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto only for those claims that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the further availability of in-person prize claims.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Victoria Street in Alliston.