Photo of Hussein Dabaja courtesy of OLG.

Father Of Five Wins $100K Playing Encore

A Windsor father of five was so afraid that he was mistaken, he did not even tell his family he won $100,000 playing Encore.

Hussein Dabaja checked three tickets, winning $2 on his first, nothing on his second, but when the screen read “Big Winner” on the third, he says he could hardly contain his excitement.

Dabaja says he needed some time to let the news settle in, so he took his family camping over the long weekend, keeping his win to himself in case it was not real.

“I validated my ticket on the way to the OLG Prize Centre and now I am $100,000 richer,” says Dabaja in a media release.

Dabaja plans to help his children achieve their dreams, take a trip with his wife, and support a family member in his home country of Lebanon.