Londoners celebrating $100K lotto win

Photo of Ericka and Lincoln James courtesy of Ontario Lottery and Gaming.

A London couple has an extra $100,000 after deciding to play Encore in a recent lottery draw.

Ericka and Lincoln James matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order in the May 5, 2020 Daily Keno draw.

“I thought the win was for $1,000, and I was thrilled about it,” Ericka James said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their cheque. “I called my husband and he came right home. Then we went to the store together to validate the ticket.”

The couple said they will use the money to help their family and pay their mortgage.

“My dad is in Jamaica and is sick. It feels wonderful to be able to help him,” Ericka said.