$1 turns into $100,000 for Alliston resident

Teresa Tereso-Nugent says this is her first big win

News release – OLG

Saying “yes” to Encore paid off for Teresa Tereso-Nugent of Alliston. She matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order in the July 26, 2023 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000.

Teresa, who is self-employed, says this is her first big win and she always adds ENCORE.

“I play the lottery once a week and I always choose my husband and son’s birthdays for numbers,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

The 57-year-old says when she purchased her ticket, she told the cashier ‘This is the winning ticket!’

When she checked her ticket a week later on the OLG App, she discovered she was right!

“I sent a screen shot to my sister to confirm the win. I tried calling my husband, but he didn’t answer so I waited until I got home to tell him. He couldn’t believe it!”

Teresa said she has made any plans for her win yet.

“This win feels fantastic,” she said.