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Grimsby mother of two wins big on lottery ticket

Heidi Evans is putting $246,865.20 toward her dreams
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Heidi Evans from Grimsby won a Lotto Max second prize in the Dec. 22, 2020 draw

Heidi Evans of Grimsby has $246,865.20 to put toward her dreams after winning a Lotto Max second prize in the Dec. 22, 2020 draw.

Heidi, a 56-year-old married mother of two said she uses the OLG Lottery App to check her tickets every Wednesday. “When I saw ‘Big Winner’ I woke up my husband right away.  He said, ‘No way!’ and then we checked some other tickets to make sure the app wasn’t down. The others weren’t winners, so we knew it was real!”

Heidi said her and her husband shared the news with their kids and neither of them believed it.

Heidi plans to help her children and friends with her windfall. 

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

Lotto Max players in Ontario have won over $5.9 billion since 2009, including 78 jackpot wins and 618 Maximillions prizes, right across the province. Lotto Max is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Livingston Avenue in Grimsby.