Pickering woman wins $100,000 with Lottario ENCORE


Published March 14, 2023 at 11:53 am

A $100,000 ENCORE win will be a major boost to a young Pickering woman’s business as well as a ticket to further education.

Jade Jenkins, 21, won the big prize playing Lottario when she matched the last six of the seven ENCORE numbers in the October 1 draw.

She has been playing for a year and this is her first big win. “This ticket was a gift from my friend,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I had this ticket for three months before I checked it. I finally brought it to the convenience store and scanned it. When I found out I was a big winner, I was shocked! I stared at the screen for a while trying to process what I was seeing.”

Jenkins went home to tell her mom about the big win. “She was in shock too and congratulated me. I called my family friend who bought the ticket for me, and he was really happy too.”

A self-employed entrepreneur, Jenkins said the lottery win will “open doors” and provide opportunities for her future. She plans to invest in her business and further her education.

“It feels crazy to even hear the words ‘lottery winner’ – this is life changing.”

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Westney Road in Ajax.

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