LONG SAULT — A resident of this village is $50,000 richer after winning the sum with an instant OLG ticket.
Shaun Ritchie scored the win on the $10-per-ticket Red Hot 10X game.
“I enjoy playing instant tickets,” says the 53-year-old public worker. “In fact, I just won $250 on another one of my instant tickets!”
The father of two says his wife suggested they stop to pick up lottery tickets on their way home from visiting a friend. “I started playing my ticket and noticed some numbers matching up. I was shocked. I had to look twice,” he says. “My wife checked the ticket using the OLG Lottery App and said ‘$50,000! Wow!'”
The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Appleton Side Road in Almonte.
Ritchie plans to pay off some bills and save his winnings.
“This is a great feeling. Totally amazing,” he concludes.
Top prize on an Instant Red Hot 10X ticket is $250,000