CORNWALL — Denis Bissonnette of Cornwall is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Monopoly.
Denis, a 60-year old married father of two, uncovered the first box on his ticket and instantly discovered his $250,000 win. “My wife was on the phone with her sister and I told her to hang up,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I showed her the ticket and we just kept staring at each other,” he recalled.
The distribution manager plans to use his winnings to renovate his kitchen. He also may retire earlier than originally planned.
“It’s real. It really happens. You always hear about others winning, but it’s there, it could be you,” he concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on 2nd Street in Cornwall.
The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto has resumed in-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more by-appointment only. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Currently, OLG is reaching out to major prize winners ($50,000+) who have been unable to claim their prizes due to COVID-19 to schedule appointments for in-person prize claims. In the coming weeks, OLG will open appointments to anyone wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.