Bowmanville man wins $1 million in OLG 6/49 draw


Published March 11, 2022 at 1:04 pm

James Marlowe of Bowmanville has that ‘6/49 feeling’ after winning a Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the February 2 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Marlowe, a 29 year-old outdoor enthusiast and dog lover, said he was at the store purchasing a chocolate bar and noticed the upcoming LOTTO 6/49 jackpot was high, so he decided to buy a ticket.

“I scanned the ticket using the OLG App and saw Big Winner appear on the screen. I was in disbelief and had to figure out how this happened,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I started to check winning numbers, and that’s when I realized I won the guaranteed prize!”

He plans to make some wise investments with his windfall. “Luckily, my dad can help me with that – he always said dividends never sleep, so I’m in good hands with him.” He also wants to get a dog. “Next step for me is finding my furry best friend.”

Marlowe said the whole experience felt surreal. “It feels amazing – I am so grateful.”

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. As there are limited appointments, we strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit their claims online or mail them. Submitting claims online is fast, secure and enables OLG to process the claim in a timely manner. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. 

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won more than $13.6 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,416 jackpot wins and 403 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Canada on Jarvis Street in Toronto.

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