$1 Turns Into $1 Million: Wiarton Resident Celebrates $1 Million Encore Win

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January 7, 2021, TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Choong-Kyu Park of Wiarton. Choong-Kyu matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the October 6, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw to win $1 million!

“I play LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 regularly,” shared Choong-Kyu, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his win.

Choong-Kyu, a married father of two, checked his ticket using the OLG Lottery App. “I was excited! I checked it twice to confirm,” he said. “I called my wife right away. We got more excited with time!”

The 49-year-old has some special plans for his windfall. “I’m going to purchase the convenience store I currently work at,” he smiled

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.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Berford Street in Wiarton, ON.