“I was in shock!” says Burlington mom who won $1 million playing Encore

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April 20, 2022 at 4:50 pm

A Burlington woman is happy she said Yes to Encore after winning the $1M first prize.

Robin Duncan of Burlington matched all seven Encore numbers in exact order in the March 8 Lotto Max draw to win the $1 million.

“Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max and Ontario 49 are all my favourite games to play,” said Duncan when she picked up her cheque at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

The sales associate and mother said she always checks her tickets using the OLG app.

“I saw Big Winner appear on the screen and I thought I won $1,000 at first. I started comparing the numbers and I realized I won $1 million. I was in shock!”

Duncan said she’s been playing the lottery weekly for about 10 years and plans to put her win towards her retirement.

“I will celebrate with a trip to the beach to relax in the sun.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Lotto Centre on Upper Wentworth St. in Hamilton.

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