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'First big win': St. Catharines man wins $100K in lottery

He plans to share his win with the family and spoil his dog
Sarkis Mazmanian.

Saying “yes” to Encore paid off for Sarkis Mazmanian of St. Catharines. He matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in the exact order in the Feb. 25 Ontario 49 draw to win $100,000!

Mazmanian, who works in the automotive industry, says he plays the lottery about twice a week. "I always add Encore. This is my first big win," he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his windfall. "I checked my ticket on the OLG App, and I thought, 'Oh, that's cool!'"

"This win feels good. I've always thought about what winning big would feel like," he said.

He plans to share his win with family and friends. "And most importantly, my dog," Sarkis laughed. "I will spoil him more than I already do!"

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 Avondale on Cushman Road in St. Catharines.