Life gets ‘Grand’ for Hamilton resident as he quietly claims big cash prize


Published October 16, 2023 at 4:10 pm

Life gets grand for Hamilton Resident as he quietly claims big cash prize
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Not all lottery winners of substantial cash prizes choose to share their thoughts or remarks.

James Petrash, a resident of Hamilton, became the latest lottery winner after he matched all five main numbers to win a second prize of $25,000 a year for life with the Daily Grand Sept.21 draw.
Rather than receiving $25,000 a year for life, Petrash opted for the lump sum prize of $500,000
While the majority of big winners are happy to say a few words publicly about their initial reaction upon learning they’d just won a huge sum of money, there are those who prefer to just show up at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto for the mandatory winner’s photo and offer no comment.

Alternatively, if the claim has been processed virtually, OLG officials say, the winner can supply the lottery corporation with their own winning photo.

In those cases, comments from the winners, including thoughts on what they plan to do with their winnings and so forth, may not be provided unless they choose to do so.

Petrash was among those who sent over his winning photo to OLG officials.

According to the OLG press release, Petrash purchased his winning ticket at the Royal Convenience & Food Mart located on Main Street in Hamilton.

The national lottery game offers substantial prizes, a top reward of $1,000 a day for life for those who match the five main numbers along with the Grand Number.

Daily Grand draws take place every Monday and Thursday.

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