Friday, February 27, 2015
In Giving Colour
Lotto winner donates it all to son's school
Released by OLG
Michael Schlater kisses his lotto winning cheque before he gives it away.
hen Michael Schlater of Leamington walked into the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, he already knew what he planned to do with the $250,000 top prize he won playing Instant Cadillac Riches.
"I will be donating my winnings to my son's high school in Leamington!" declared the father of three. "The school is in need of a computer system upgrade and this donation will help them get it."
The 54-year old Leamington businessman has been playing the lottery for nearly thirty years. "When I found out I had a winning Instant scratch ticket it was a huge thrill. It's the most I've ever won. My wife couldn't believe it and started crying!"
Michael says he can't think of a better way to invest his winnings. "We are very blessed with where we are in life. Now we have the ability to help and that's what we plan to do," concluded Michael.
Instant Cadillac Riches is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.28.
The winning ticket was purchased at Jack's Mini Mart & Coffee Shop on Talbot Street in Leamington.
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $40 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG's annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial charities.
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