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'A lot to process': Barrie woman celebrates $1M lotto win

Deborah Ineson plans to travel, buy a house with windfall; Winning ticket purchased at Circle K on Livingstone Street
Deborah Ineson is shown with a cheque for $1 million.

The Lotto Max odds have shone in favour of Deborah Ineson of Barrie.

She won a Maxmillions prize worth $1 million in the Sept. 20 Lotto Max draw.

Deborah, a regular lottery player with OLG for about 20 years, says this is her first big win.

“My co-worker checked my ticket using the OLG App. She said, ‘Oh, my God. Look,' and when I saw the app display, I thought it was a $1,000 win at first. She corrected me and pointed out the additional zeroes,” Deborah shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “It was a lot to process.”

The administrative worker says her family was skeptical when she told them about her big win.

“I had to show them a screenshot for them to believe me,” she said. “They are so happy for me.”

Deborah plans to buy a new house and do some travelling with her winnings.

“I’d love to explore Spain and Italy,” she smiled.

“I was a little worried this was too good to be true,” Deborah concluded.

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.

Lotto Max players in Ontario have won over $7.2 billion since 2009, including 93 jackpot wins and 799 Maxmillions prizes, right across the province. Lotto Max is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Livingstone Street in Barrie.