Barrie Man Wins Big Bucks Playing Encore

Christmas comes early by playing Encore

For Mario Loureiro, there are two ways of possibly looking at his $100,000 win with Encore. An early stocking stuffer or Christmas spending money. Maybe both.

Loureiro won the cash on the November 18 Daily Grand draw, matching the last six of seven Encore numbers.

“I found out about my big win when I stopped at the gas station to buy a Lotto Max ticket,” shared Mario, a 59 year old driver, while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his winnings. “I was very calm, but nervous.”

Mario isn’t sure how he will spend his windfall.

“This win feels good, ” he concluded.