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Vaughan tire shop owner still has 'excellent feeling' for $100K lottery win

Claudio Mazzotta, 60, of Maple plans to save his Instant Cash winnings and treat himself to a vacation in the future
Claudio Mazzotta of Maple
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Claudio Mazzotta of Maple is $100,000 richer after winning with Instant Cash Rush (Game #2292).

Claudio, a 60-year-old father, said he is a regular lottery player and likes to play the new Instant tickets that come out. “I played this ticket on New Year’s Eve and didn’t realize I won until I scanned the ticket using the OLG App,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his win. “I didn’t believe what I was seeing until I scanned a couple other tickets, then came back to this one.”

The tire shop owner said he feels fortunate to win this prize. “It was an excellent feeling – I’m still excited.”

He plans to save his winnings and will treat himself to a vacation in the future.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. As there are limited appointments, we strongly encourage those witch claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit their claims online or mail them. Submitting claims online is fast, secure and enables OLG to process the claim in a timely manner. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

Instant Cash Rush is available for $5 and the top prize is $100,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.12. Visit the Instant page on for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Hasty Market on Major Mackenzie Drive in Maple.