SAULT STE. MARIE — If you want to get your Valentine a sweet surprise, check your winter coat, drawer, wallet, purse or car if you were in the Bracebridge area a year ago.
Because you may have a winning LOTTO/649 ticket worth $100,000.
But act fast, there are just two weeks left to claim the Super Draw prize sold in Bracebridge.
The winning selection from the Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 draw contained the numbers
5 – 5 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 8 – 01.
Players must exactly match the numbers drawn to win the $100,000.
Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.
The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas St. West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
So, what happens to unclaimed prize money if no Valentine steps up?
According to Tony Bitoni, OLG’s senior manager of media relations, he told MuskokaTODAY.com:
“Unclaimed prizes from National draw games (LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, DAILY GRAND) are returned to players through future bonus games or promotions.
“Unclaimed prizes from games operated solely by OLG (for example, ONTARIO 49 and ENCORE) are directed to profits provided to the provincial government to benefit the people of Ontario.”
How much money went unclaimed last year?
“Stats to come.”
What store was the winning ticket sold at?
“We don’t reveal the location of where the winning ticket was sold as we need the person(s) with the winning ticket to tell us that information as part of the prize claim review process.
“This process ensures that we are paying the right prize to the right person(s).
“Once the prize has been paid out to the rightful winner(s), we will reveal the location of the retailer.”
Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at participating gaming sites. Please call the OLG Support Centre 1-800-387-0098 for more details or a list of locations.
Information about this and other unclaimed tickets is available by visiting the Unclaimed Ticketspage on OLG.ca.
OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners in a number of convenient ways:
Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
Use the easy self-serve Ticket Checker at your lottery terminal retailer. Simply insert the ticket, barcode side up, and wait for the message to appear on the Ticket Checker’s screen.
Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
Or call their WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).
Pick up a winning numbers printout from your lottery terminal retailer.
Sign your ticket and ask a lottery retailer to check it for you.
OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.
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