Pickering man wins $100,000 with Instant Crossword Tripler


Published June 13, 2022 at 4:02 pm

Jason Koumaris of Pickering is celebrating after winning a $100,000 top prize with INSTANT CROSSWORD TRIPLER.

Koumaris, a 32-year-old teacher, said he was playing his ticket late one night and when he revealed six red words he went into shock. “I felt my heart racing!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “When I called my brother to tell him, he was worried because I was calling so late. When I told him the news, he didn’t believe me at first.”

He felt frozen in time and scanned his ticket several times to make sure it was real. “At first you’re in disbelief and then joy rushes over you!”

Koumaris plans to invest his winning and purchase a house or property in the future.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage 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 CROSSWORD TRIPLER is available for $5 a play and the top prize is $100,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.61.

The winning ticket was purchased at Metro on White’s Road in Pickering.

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