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11-Sep-2020

Fred Campbell wins over $72,000 in the Poker Lotto All In


Fred Campbell with lottery cheque

Frederick (locally known as Fred) Campbell of Flesherton (nay Eugenia) ante'd up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $67,128.90 on August 16, 2020. Fred also won $5,000 on the instant portion of his POKER LOTTO play, bringing his total winnings to $72,128.90.

This is Fred’s second POKER LOTTO win. “The first time I ever played POKER LOTTO I won $5,000,” he shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque. “I never expected to win again. When the cards came up, I was cheering them on,” he laughed. “And then I saw I got the royal flush!”

The 65-year-old father and grandfather didn’t tell his family about this win yet. “I told my kids about the first $5,000 I won. They think I’m here at the OLG Prize Centre collecting that win. I’ll tell them about this on my way home,” he smiled.

The retired welder plans to put his winnings in the bank and travel when he feels it’s safe.

“The feeling is hard to explain. I’ve been through a lot in life and it takes a lot for me to get excited,” he concluded.

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. 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. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

POKER LOTTO players can opt for ALL IN for an additional $1 to take a chance on instantly winning a jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. Visit the POKER LOTTO page on OLG.ca for more information about ALL IN.

The winning ticket was purchased at Colpepper’s Limited (Shell station) on Collingwood Street in Flesherton.

 


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