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$100K lottery win makes Christmas Day special for Holland Landing mom

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Yonge Street
2021-02-05 OLG Win Pamela Minns
Pamela Minns of Holland Landing has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a guaranteed Lotto 6/49 prize worth $100,000 in the Dec. 23, 2020 Super Draw.

Pamela, a 55-year-old mother of two, said she bought this ticket and left it in her Christmas Tree. “I planned to wait until Christmas morning to check my ticket,” she shared. “Before beginning my day, I checked my ticket on the OLG Lottery App and saw I won $100,000!”

Pamela said when she told her children they didn’t believe her until she showed them her phone. “After seeing my reaction, they knew I was telling the truth,” she laughed.

Pamela plans to use her winnings to pay bills.

Lotto 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,397 jackpot wins and 361 guaranteed $1 million prize draws. Lotto 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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 Circle K on Yonge Street in Holland Landing.