North York man wins $1.2 million LOTTARIO jackpot

TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - North York resident Boris Pancevic has been a LOTTARIO player since the game started, and his loyalty has finally paid off. Pancevic won the $1.2 million jackpot in the July 10, 2010 LOTTARIO draw, and as luck would have it, if it wasn't for a ticket reprint he would have missed out on his jackpot win.

"The first ticket I bought was a Quick Pick but it didn't have ENCORE on it, so I asked the retailer to cancel the ticket and purchased another one with ENCORE and that was the winning ticket!" explained Pancevic.

When he checked his ticket and discovered he had won $1.2 million, he didn't quite believe what he saw.

"I checked the ticket again and again until it sunk in!" said the 55-year old father of two.

LOTTARIO was launched by Ontario Lottery and Gaming in 1978 as Ontario's first on-line terminal lotto game. It is two plays for $1 and there is a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $250,000. Draws are held every Saturday.

Pancevic plans to use his windfall to pay off his mortgage, pay some bills but invest the rest for the future.

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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