Congratulations to Leslie Vilneff from Peterborough for winning the $683,592.40 jackpot from the March 2, 2019 LOTTARIO draw.

“I’ve been playing the lottery for over 30 years,” Leslie shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I play LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and LOTTARIO weekly.”

Leslie, 63 years old and retired, checked his ticket online. “I was shocked when I realized I had a winning ticket,” he smiled. “I couldn’t believe it!”

The married father of two plans on completing some home renovations, taking a trip to Hawaii and topping up his savings.

“This win means financial security,” Leslie concluded. “I can buy things I couldn’t buy before!”

LOTTARIO launched in 1978 as Ontario’s first on-line terminal lotto game. Tickets are $1 and the draws take place every Saturday. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Lotteries section on

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Hunter Street in Peterborough.