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St. Catharines grandfather wins $100,000

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Facer Street in St. Catharines
The Big Spin_IG3103_$100,000.00_George Bingley of St.Catharines
George Bingley of St. Catharines. Photo provided by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

TORONTO –  Congratulations to George Bingley of St. Catharines for winning $100,000 with THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game (Game #3103).  

George, a 66-year old retired grandfather of eight, randomly chose to buy a whole batch of THE BIG SPIN tickets at a store. George uncovered his ticket and won instantly. “I called my son and he didn’t believe me – he had to come see for himself,” George recalled, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque.  

As of yet, George doesn’t have any specific plans for his winnings. “I haven’t got a clue what to do with it. I’m retired and satisfied,” he smiled.  

“It feels awesome – I want to win again,” he concluded.  

The OLG Prize Centre in Toronto has resumed in-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more by-appointment only. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Currently, OLG is reaching out to major prize winners ($50,000+) who have been unable to claim their prizes due to COVID-19 to schedule appointments for in-person prize claims. Future announcements will be made as to when OLG will open appointments to others wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.  

THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game is an exciting $5 game that combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, an in-person spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.  

THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game has three fun ways to win:

  1.  SCRATCH – To win an instant cash prize of $5 to $100,000 or a SPIN prize.      
  2.  WATCH – If the prize won is SPIN, visit any OLG retail location to validate the ticket and watch the animated wheel spin on the lottery terminal screen. Every “SPIN” is a guaranteed win! SPIN prizes range from $10 to $10,000 or a BIG SPIN.       
  3. SPIN – If the animated wheel stops on “BIG SPIN,” the prize won is an actual spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre for a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000!  

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Facer Street in St. Catharines.