Barrie residents take home $100,000 after Encore win

News release – OLG

Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Maurice Ward and Shelley Aldom of Barrie. They matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the March 10, 2023 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

Maurice and Shelley, a father daughter duo, said they’ve been playing the lottery together for over 10 years. “I saw an email saying we won big. We were shaking with joy,” Maurice shared while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up the windfall.

“When we noticed we won $100,000, we gave each other a big hug and we had drinks to celebrate,” Shelley smiled. “We checked the email about seven more times. We thought it must have been a glitch!”

Shelley plans to use her winnings to help her children. Maurice says he has no big plans yet. “This is the stuff people dream about. It’s a memory that will last a lifetime,” he concluded.

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 supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

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