Courtice couple win two major lotteries in two months


Published January 6, 2023 at 2:57 pm

Rob and Amanda-Anne Duchene are $250,000 richer today after winning with INSTANT JACKPOT, only their SECOND biggest lottery win in the past two months

The Courtice couple, who love to play INSTANT tickets, won a $500,000 prize with INSTANT HIGH ROLLER in November. “When I played this ticket in the store and saw I won again, I started laughing uncontrollably. I was so shocked,” Rob said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings.

Rob says he called Amanda to share the big news. “I didn’t believe him until he showed me the ticket. It was even more unbelievable than the first time,” Amanda said, adding that these wins have taught them the value of money.

Rob, who said he’s still waiting for the first win to sink in, agreed. “I want to make these wins last as long as possible,” he said. “They are the best way to ensure a good future for our family.”

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto and encourages those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

INSTANT JACKPOT is available for $20 and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.51. Visit the INSTANT page on for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Clarington Convenience on Highway 2 in Courtice.

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