Toronto, ON – Congratulations to Ronald (Ron) Potter of Niagara Falls for going ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $135,471.80 on June 3, 2017. Ron also won $5,000 on the instant portion of his POKER LOTTO play bringing his total winnings to $140,471.80!
“I’ve been going to the same store to buy my lottery tickets for a long time,” shared Ron while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where he picked up his winnings. “I like to play POKER LOTTO ALL IN when the jackpot is over $100,000.”
Ron took note of the jackpot and decided to buy a few tickets. “Third time was the charm. I wasn’t paying attention to the screen but I knew I won something. I figured it was a Free Play or maybe a few bucks. The retailer looked at the screen and told me the terminal was frozen. That’s when I glanced up and saw the Royal Flush and the prize amount. All I could think of was, ‘I’m getting a brand new vehicle!’ I have an older van and parts of it are being held together by duct tape so I’m throwing my roll of duct tape out and getting a new SUV.”
Other plans are also underway for Ron’s windfall. “Baseball and hockey are my favourite games. It would be great to head to California and see all five major league baseball teams play home games. Also, even though retirement is still a ways off, it would be great to grow some of my winnings and maybe end my work days a little sooner. Winning the lottery actually made me feel calm. There is real comfort in knowing that financially, I am in much better shape. My bills paid and a new car in the driveway. Life is good!” concluded Ron.
The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Highland Avenue in Niagara Falls.
There is real comfort in knowing that financially, I am in much better shape.
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