Toronto, ON – Jean Marcil of Cornwall was dealt a winning hand in the October 11, 2023 POKER LOTTO draw. He matched five of five cards to win $100,000.
Jean says he’s been playing the lottery for decades and LOTTO MAX and POKER LOTTO are his favourite games. “This is my first big win. I always get tickets at the same store,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his windfall.
The 51-year-old member of public service discovered his win while checking his ticket at the gas station. “I saw all the zeroes and thought, ‘Woohoo!'” he smiled.
“I was so excited. I couldn’t wait to tell my family. My wife didn’t believe me because I have a history of being a prankster. She had to see for herself on the OLG app. My kids were asking what app I found to prank them,” Jean laughed.
Jean plans to share his win with his children, plan a fun trip to celebrate with his wife and put the rest aside for retirement.
OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.
POKER LOTTO offers both instant in-store wins – of up to $5,000 – and nightly prize draws of up to $100,000 with each $2 play and uses playing card symbols rather than numbers. Visit the POKER LOTTO page on OLG.ca for more information.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shortline Convenience and Video Store on 2nd Street in Cornwall.