Barrie residents celebrating $100,000 Encore win

The winning ticket was purchased at KFF Smoke & Gift on Essa Road

News release – OLG

Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Maria Caetano and Joao Gomes De Almeida of Barrie. They matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the November 22, 2022, LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

Maria and Joao, a married couple, say they are regular lottery players, and this is their first big win. “While checking my ticket on the OLG App, I noticed the sound was different than usual and I was very surprised,” Maria shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings. “I was so surprised when I saw all the zeroes!”

“My heart is so happy,” Joao smiled. They told their children about their win. “We kept verifying the ticket together because we couldn’t believe our eyes!”

They plan to have a family dinner to celebrate their win. “We will also purchase a new television and a king size bed!” Maria said.

The winning ticket was purchased at KFF Smoke & Gift on Essa Road in Barrie.

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 booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

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