Kenora resident claims lottery prize

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

TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - Congratulations to April Pochailo of Kenora who won $1,000,000 from the LOTTO Max draw on June 11, 2010.

"I was ecstatic!" Pochailo told OLG Prize Centre staff. The 53 year-old retired OPP dispatcher plans on taking a vacation, buying a boat, completing home renovations and sharing the windfall with her children.

As Pochailo'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 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 Johnson's Pharmacy located on Main Street South in Kenora. This prize will be paid to the claimant on August 23, 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 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.

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