Alliston residents win big on Encore draw, $100,000 on one ticket, a million bucks on another

"This win hasn't sunk in yet."

courtesy of OLG

Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Donna Horan of Alliston. Donna matched all seven ENCORE numbers in the exact order in the July 10, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $1 million! She also won $2 on another one of her ENCORE selections, bringing her total winnings to $1,000.002!

Donna, a mother of four and grandmother of five, said she always buys ENCORE while purchasing her lottery tickets. “I was checking my email and noticed I had a couple Free Plays and a $20 win. The fourth ticket was the $1 million winner!”

The 61-year-old told her husband about her big win right away. “He didn’t believe me,” she laughed.

Donna plans to donate some of her winnings to charity, complete some house renovations and take a family trip to Disney World.

“This win hasn’t sunk in yet,” she concluded.

The winning ticket was purchased on

Meanwhile, Robert Motz of Alliston. Robert matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the June 29, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000! He also won $2 on another ENCORE selection bringing his total winnings to $100,002.

Robert, a 60-year-old retiree, said when he scanned his ticket at the store and saw the winning amount, he said, no way – I didn’t win $100,000! “The cashier was so excited for me!” he shared.

The married father of two said he went to his car and locked the doors before showing his wife the ticket. “Our neighbours kept looking at us because we were making a scene!” he laughed.

Robert plans to share some of his win with his children and travel when it’s safe again.

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 Bayshore Variety & Video on Jiigbik Miikan Street in Christian Island.