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'It's unreal': Fergus retiree wins $100K in lottery

'This win will make things so much easier,' says Catherine Sweeney, adding she's heading to a family trip that will be more enjoyable with the big win
Catherine Sweeney of Fergus wins $100,000 in the April 7 Lotto Max draw.

Saying “yes” to Encore paid off for Catherine Sweeney of Fergus. She matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in the exact order in the April 7 Lotto Max draw to win $100,000!

Sweeney, a retiree from the health-care industry, says she is an occasional lottery player. "I always play Encore," she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. "I usually check tickets on the OLG App, but this time I checked while at the gas station. I was jumping up and down when I realized I won big!"

"It's unreal," Sweeney smiled. "My daughter was there to experience the win with me."

Sweeney says she has a family trip planned, but it will be more enjoyable now. "This win will make things so much easier," she concluded.

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.

OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

The winning ticket was purchased at Giant Tiger on Tower Street in Fergus.



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