'Eye-opener': Barrie man hits $250K jackpot
Kirk Higgins of Barrie is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Jackpot (Game #2326).
Kirk, 59, says he plays the lottery once a week.
“I bought this ticket on a whim," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.
He scanned his ticket on the OLG App when he discovered his big win.
“It took a while to sink in. Once the feeling settles in, it feels nice.”
“This win is an eye-opener,” Kirk said.
He plans to invest and save for retirement.
OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.
Instant Jackpot is available for $20 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are one in 3.51. Visit the Instant page on OLG.ca
The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Essa Road in Barrie.