Rheal Larocque of Espanola is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Silverstacks.

Rheal Larocque of Espanola is $250,000 richer after winning with Instant Silverstacks.

Rheal, 45, said he usually plays the $20 or $30 instant games.

“When I saw the winning number, I showed my sister and we all got very excited,” he said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I received many congratulatory messages from friends and family.”

The father of two said he feels a relief from this win.

“I have the ability to help family members now,” he said.

Rheal said he plans to pay off his mortgage and other bills and invest the remaining.

“I feel a lot more relaxed,” he said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Just Variety on Centre Street in Espanola.

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre.

Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.