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Niagara Falls woman plans to save lotto winnings for retirement

Danielle Spinks won $100,000 playing Instant Money Match
2021-09-13 OLG winner Danielle Spinks
Danielle Spinks

TORONTO – Danielle Spinks of Niagara Falls is $100,000 richer after winning with Instant Money Match (Game #2249).

"This is my first big win. I play Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 regularly," Danielle shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

The mother of three didn't believe it when she first discovered her big win. "I had to keep checking it. I was screaming 'I won!’"

Danielle, a housekeeper, told her son about her win right away. "He couldn’t believe it either, he took me to the store to validate it."

She plans to save her win for retirement. "It will be nice to know I will be comfortable enough to retire. I will share with the kids and the rest is for me!"

OLG is currently booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto only for those claims that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

Instant Money Match was available for $5 and the top prize is $100,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.79. Visit the Instant page on for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Niagara Variety on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls.