Georgetown man plans to travel and reno home after winning lottery

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Georgetown man plans to travel and reno home after winning lottery
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A Georgetown man is celebrating half a million dollars.

James Asselstine won $505,879.50 playing LIGHTNING LOTTO.

The 64-year-old Canada Post worker said he is a regular lottery player.

“I’ve won smaller amounts in the past, but this is my first major win,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

The father of two and grandfather of two said he stopped at the store to purchase his tickets and when he played his LIGHTNING LOTTO selection, the whole terminal shut down and the store clerk told him he won the jackpot.

“I couldn’t believe it. It was amazing. I told my wife, and she didn’t believe me at first. When she finally realized it was true, she was so excited and happy for me!”

James plans to do some home renovations and plan a trip with his wife.

The winning ticket was purchased at Quik Pik Variety on Guelph Street in Georgetown.

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.

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

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