Hamilton Resident Claims $16.1 Million Lottery Jackpot

Prize Claim Subject to Insider Win Process

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Myungsu You of Hamilton is one step closer to claiming his lottery win of the $16.1 million jackpot from the LOTTO 6/49 draw on June 30, 2012. Mr. You's winning ticket shared the $32 million jackpot with another winning ticket from Brantford, which was claimed on July 4, 2012.

As Mr. You is the owner of an OLG retail location in Hamilton, this prize falls within OLG's definition of an Insider Win. OLG retailers are prohibited from playing the lottery at their place of work. Mr. You's ticket was purchased at Metro Centre Mall on Barton St in Hamilton.

This prize claim has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Wins process. An independent investigation of the claim was undertaken 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 now be held for a 30-day waiting period, starting today February 20, 2013. This is part of OLG's Insider Wins process, in order to communicate the win to the community through the news media. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimant on March 22, 2013 based on this 30-day wait period.

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

Ontario lottery players received $1.7 billion in prizes in the 2011/12 fiscal 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 $36 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Proceeds from OLG's operations help support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities.

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