Elliot Lake man wins $900K lottery prize
Peter Squires of Elliot Lake has won $900,000 in the Bigger Spin Instant Game. (Supplied)
SUDBURY -- Peter Squires of Elliot Lake has won $900,000 in the Bigger Spin Instant Game.
Squires said he picked up his ticket after a golf tournament he played in that day.
“I scanned the ticket on the OLG Lottery App and something different appeared that I haven’t seen before,” he said, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “When I went to the store and realized I won an in-person spin I was so excited! I was yelling around the store."
The father of three (with one on the way) said he called his girlfriend to tell her the big news.
“She thought I was excited about winning the golf tournament," he said. "I had to meet her to show her the ticket!”
Squires said he was nervous about spinning the big wheel in person.
“I couldn’t even watch the spin. Holy – $900,000! It sure is different when you see it in front of you.”
The contractor and construction worker plans to save his winnings for his children’s education and make smart investments.
“Maybe next year I’ll build a house,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hillside Shop & Save on Hillside Drive in Elliot Lake.
OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre.
Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.