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A grandfather from Newmarket says he's retiring after winning Cash For Life

The winning ticket was purchased at a Petro Canada on Yonge Street
2021 10 14 OLG winner
Danial Gawlik, a Newmarket man who won $1000 a week for life.

A  66-year-old Newmarket man has decided to retire after winning OLG's Instant Cash For Life. 

Danial Gawlik has won $1,000 per week for life after he bought tickets at a Petro Canada on Yonge Street in Newmarket. He had stopped to get gas. 

"After playing my ticket, I looked at it and thought my eyes weren’t working right,” he said. “I told my wife and she said, ‘Oh my God!’ I don’t think she actually believes I won, when she sees the $1,000 a week, she’ll believe it!”

The Newmarket grandfather said winning helped him decide to retire. 

Gawlik collected his prize at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, which is currently booking appointments for winners who require a face-to-face meeting to claim their prize to limit how many people are in the building. 



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