Thunder Bay Resident Wins Lottery Prize

Prize Claim Subject to Insider Win Process

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Darren Smith of Thunder Bay is one step closer to claiming his lottery win of $250,000 from the LOTTARIO draw on September 29, 2012.

As Smith is an employee at an OLG retail location, this prize falls within OLG's definition of an Insider Win.

As of today's date, this prize claim has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Wins process, which is an independent investigation of the claim by a third-party working in partnership with OLG's regulator the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

To complete the prize claim, the prize will be held for a 30-day waiting period as part of OLG's Insider Wins process, in order for OLG to publicize the win. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimant on January 4, 2013, based on this 30-day wait period.

The ticket was purchased at Wildwoode Variety on Dawson Road in Kaministiquia.

For more information on Related Parties and Insider Wins, please visit the Winner News Releases page in the Media Centre on OLG.ca.

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