Goulais River man wins $1M lottery prize
Thomas Mitchell of Goulais River has won the guaranteed $1 million prize in the March 14, 2020, LOTTO 6/49 draw. (File)
SUDBURY -- Thomas Mitchell of Goulais River has won the guaranteed $1 million prize in the March 14, 2020, LOTTO 6/49 draw.
The winning ticket was purchased at The Goulais River Country Store on Highway 17 in Goulais River, west of Sault Ste. Marie.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Prize Centre in Toronto has resumed in-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more by appointment only, the OLG said in a news release.
"To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry," the OLG said. "Currently, OLG is reaching out to major prize winners who have been unable to claim their prizes due to COVID-19 to schedule appointments for in-person prize claims."
Future announcements will be made regarding when OLG will open appointments to others wishing to claim their prize in person.
LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won more than $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,392 jackpot wins and 335 guaranteed $1 million prize draws.