OSHAWA COUPLE ARE ONTARIO'S NEWEST MULTI-MILLIONAIRES
TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Don and Linda Ingram of Oshawa can hardly believe their good fortune after discovering they are
Ontario's latest multi-millionaires following their $50 million jackpot
win in the November 18, 2011 LOTTO MAX draw.
"We are happy when Ontario residents win jackpots that are so
life-changing. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Ingram the very best as they
celebrate this great win," said Rod Phillips, OLG's President and CEO,
as he presented the Ingrams with the $50,000,002.00 cheque at the OLG
Prize Centre today.
The additional $2.00 on the $50 million cheque is a result of the
winning ticket having matched the last digit on ENCORE.
Don, 53, and Linda, 59, are both long-time cooks at Wally's World
Restaurant in Oshawa. They found out about their win when Linda checked
their tickets at her local retailer on Saturday morning following the
Friday night draw. "When I saw and heard 'BIG WINNER' on the terminal
and realized I was holding the $50 million ticket, it blew my mind,"
Linda rushed up to the apartment she shares with her husband of 36 years
to tell him the incredible news. "I didn't believe her when she first
told me because we had only been playing LOTTO MAX for a couple weeks
and we hit the jackpot. It's incredible," said Don.
The Ingrams, who have two adult children and are grandparents to three,
are unanimous in their decision of what to do with their windfall.
First on the list is to share the wealth with their family. "We are so
excited to make our children millionaires," said Linda. Don added, "And
we want to buy a new home."
The Ingrams have been playing the lottery for approximately a decade.
While they have won smaller cash prizes and free tickets in the past,
this is their first major win.
The winning ticket was purchased at Oshawa Grand Convenience Store on
Nonquon Road in Oshawa.
LOTTO MAX was created in September 2009. Since its launch, Ontario's LOTTO MAX players have won almost $ 948.5 million in prizes, including 16 jackpot
wins. Ontario residents have won all four of the $50 million jackpots
drawn in the last year.
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games
and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, Casinos, Slots, and
Resort Casinos have generated more than $34 billion for the benefit of
the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals,
amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities,
provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and
local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the
Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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Image with caption: "President and CEO of OLG Rod Phillips, left, presents Oshawa couple, Don and Linda Ingram, with a cheque for $50 million at the OLG Prize Centre Thursday. The Ingrams won the LOTTO MAX jackpot prize after purchasing a ticket for the November 18 draw. (CNW Group/OLG Winners)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111124_C9022_PHOTO_EN_7185.jpg
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