'It feels nice': Local man hits $250K jackpot

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Kirk Higgins of Barrie is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Jackpot (Game #2326).

Higgins, 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,” Higgins 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.

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