Local Southampton resident an OLG winner

Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for James Greenaway of Southampton. He matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the May 9, 2023 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

The project control specialist said he’s a longtime lottery player and enjoys playing LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, THE BIGGER SPIN, and LIGHTNING LOTTO. “I tend to choose whatever catches my eye,” he shared. James always says yes to ENCORE – a decision that worked in his favour!

James checked his ticket on the OLG app when he discovered his big win. “My wife and I were in shock,” he recounted, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to claim his windfall. “We danced when the winning music came on!”

The 56-year-old said he revealed the news to his family and initially, they didn’t believe him. “They said, ‘Yeah, right,’ but after some convincing, they were overjoyed!”

James hasn’t made any major plans for his winnings yet. He says he will manage his finances and treat him and his wife to new Muskoka chairs.

“There were winners in this community, and I knew it was possible, but I never thought I’d win this big of a prize. You can’t describe it. It’s surreal.”

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 Vanderwerf’s Your Independent Grocer on Goderich Street in Port Elgin.