Cornwall retired crossing guard wins $100,000

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CORNWALL – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Ronald Blofield of Cornwall. Ronald matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the June 5, LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000.

Ronald, a 75-year old father, discovered his win at home when he checked his tickets on “I kept matching ENCORE numbers and drew a line in ink under the number to be sure,” he recalled, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to collect his cheque. “At that moment I realized the win was real – and a few days later I visited a retailer to self-scan and confirm my win.”

The retired crossing guard plans to use some of his winnings to pay bills. “For the first time in 40 years I will own a car that has no payments on it,” he smiled. “I’ll also be planning a trip next summer to Western Canada to visit friends.”

“I’ve kept this win a secret until today,” Ronald shared.

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.

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.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on 13th Street in Cornwall.

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