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Port Hope resident ‘ante ups’ for $91,000 in lottery draw wins: OLG

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A Port Hope, Ont., woman’s decision to opt in for an additional $1 sent her en route to winning more than $91,000 from lottery tickets in April.

According to the OLG, Deborah Garland, 70, won $86,770 in the Poker Lotto All In jackpot along with $5,000 on the Poker Lotto play in the April 12 draw. The two prizes means she won $91,770.

The “all-in” option is an extra $1 to try to win the progressive jackpot that starts at $10,000 and increases until it is won.

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Garland purchased her winning ticket at A+ Variety and Convenience Store on Wellington Street in Port Hope.

“I was in shock and numb when I found out I won,” she said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I told my family, and they are very happy.”

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Garland plans to use her winnings for home improvements.

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