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St. Catharines woman wins $250,000 on Instant Bingo Multiplier

She's been playing the lottery for decades and always purchases her tickets at the same store
Irena Soja of St Catharines
Irena Soja of St. Catharines won a $250,000 prize with Instant Bingo Multiplier.

Bingo! Irena Soja of St. Catharines won a $250,000 prize with Instant Bingo Multiplier (Game #3076).

Irena has been playing the lottery for decades and always purchases her tickets at the same store.

“This ticket was the last one of its kind at the store, so I knew it had to be mine,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “After playing my ticket, I used the ticket checker at the store to confirm and when I saw the Big Winner screen I screamed. I was shocked!”

When Irena shared the news with her daughter, they were both so happy they cried happy tears together. “I’m so happy! I can’t believe I won this much money.”

She plans to invest her winnings immediately to ensure a comfortable retirement. “I’ll also celebrate by taking a trip back home to Poland to spend time with my family,” smiled Irena.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them in. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

Instant Bingo Multiplier is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.49.

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