Toronto, ON – Howard Debassige of M’Chigeeng can realize his dreams after winning a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize in the February 25, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw.
Howard, a 57-year old chef, discovered his win by using a Ticket Checker at a pharmacy. “I was very shocked,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque.
Howard plans to travel, pay bills, and save the remainder of his win.
“It feels good to win the lottery,” he concluded.
LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $5.2 billion since 2009, including 68 jackpot wins and 595 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The winning ticket was purchased at Barb’s Kiosk on Centre Street in Espanola.
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 more than $52 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention 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.