GROUP OF 5 CLAIMS LOTTERY PRIZE

$1,000,000.00 prize pending mandatory 30-day withholding

TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Congratulations to a Group of 5 who won $1,000,000 from the LOTTO MAX draw on July 23, 2010.

The group members are:

Kathleen Imhoff of Everett
David Gilmore of Alliston
Frank Nurse of Alliston
Jill Burnie of Alliston
Elizabeth Wiliamson of Angus

"We were very happy!" Imhoff told OLG Prize Centre staff. The group of 5 co-workers that have been playing as a group for approximately one year won the $1,000,000 Max Million prize from playing a quick pick ticket.

As Bernie's daughter works at an OLG retail location, this prize falls within OLG's definition of an Insider Win.

Major prize claims by Insiders are subject to an independent investigation.  This investigation has been completed and the prize claim has been approved for payment.  The payment of prizes to Insiders is held for 30 days to allow anyone with concerns regarding the prize to come forward.  The prize claim is publicly announced through this news release which is also posted on OLG.ca.  Anyone having a concern regarding a prize claim may contact OLG at 1-800-387-0098, seven days a week, from 8a.m.- 9p.m.

The ticket was purchased at Everett Variety located on Main Street East in Everett. This prize will be paid to the claimant on September 27, 2010 based on the 30-day wait period.

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

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 $32 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.

Know your limit, play within it!

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Sarah Kiriliuk
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416.224.4975
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