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St. Catharines woman wins $250,000 jackpot on Instant Turbo

The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven on Hartzel Road in St. Catharines
Turbo_IG2198_$250,000.00_Tammy Pidgeon of St. Catharines
Tammy Pidgeon of St. Catharines. Photo provided by OLG

TORONTO – Tammy Pidgeon of St. Catharines is $250,000 richer after winning with INSTANT TURBO (Game #2198). 

"I look for the newer games and will sometimes purchase them based on the look," shared Tammy, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque.

Tammy and her husband were sitting on the porch enjoying their coffee and playing their INSTANT games when Tammy discovered she was a big winner. She checked the ticket using the OLG Lottery App. "It was awesome, my husband ran to tell the kids right away!"  

The 38-year-old retail worker plans to pay some bills and purchase a house with her win. "This gives us a chance to do so much that we've been working towards," she smiled.  

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.    

INSTANT TURBO is available for $10 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.67. Visit the INSTANT page on for more information on this and other great games.  

The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven on Hartzel Road in St. Catharines.