Ontario Lottery Winner Tried To Tell His Family He Won But Nobody Would Answer The Phone

An Ontario lottery winner found himself in a predicament after hitting a jackpot and discovering no one was around to share the news with.

According to OLG, Guelph resident Vittorio Biliato won an impressive $50,000 in an Instant Bingo draw after playing the game regularly.

"This is my largest win over $100," he revealed while collecting his life-changing winnings at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

The former skilled trade worker also opened up about the nerve-wracking moment he realized he was just one number away from a winning ticket.

"I started shaking. I had to get a drink of water and double-check the ticket!"

After realizing he won, Biliato was forced to go on a wild goose chase to get ahold of his family members who failed to pick up the phone.

After calling his children and sister, with no luck, he was finally able to share the good news.

"I wanted to share my news with someone! I called my son in law and finally got a hold of my daughter. She came over right away and gave me a big hug," he joked.

The retiree says he plans to share his winnings with his family.

OLG | Handout, Lance McMillan | Narcity

You might have a tight-knit group of friends but have you ever won $21 million together?

Ontario lottery winners Bill Tepelenas, Dino Marti, and Kenneth Nitsotolis have been playing together since 2005 and just won a Lotto 6/49 prize of $21,185,218.10 from the September 22 draw.

Keep Reading Show less

Who would you call first after hearing some good news? Well, this Ontario lottery winner decided to hit up his boss as soon as he found out he'd won some serious cash.

Noah Fanor, a 22-year-old transportation worker, scored a $700,000 prize with an Instant Supreme 7 ticket. While his favourite lotto games to play are usually Lotto Max, Lottario and Lotto 6/49, this Mississauga resident told the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto that he opted for Instant Supreme 7 because it was the last ticket on the shelf when he was getting his car washed.

Keep Reading Show less

One Ontario lottery winner found out through his son that he had actually won the lotto because he didn't have his glasses — talk about a sight for sore eyes!

According to OLG, Keswick resident Robert Whitton won the second prize with Lotto 6/49 of a grand total of $203,303.90 in an October 23 draw.

Keep Reading Show less

An Ontario lottery winner was so shocked when she learned she won that she started laughing and crying all at the same time.

According to OLG, Brampton resident Shirley Broomfield won the Lightning Lotto jackpot of $291,366. The earnings had more than doubled from the $125,000 that the top prize originally started as.

Keep Reading Show less