Scarborough’s Lovish Gandhi Spins To Win $500,000


Toronto: Lovish Gandhi of Scarborough took a spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win $500,000! Lovish won a top prize with OLG’s THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game (#2097). He is the first winner of the game to win the largest top prize amount of $500,000.

“I just started playing the lottery – I’ve only been playing for about six months,” Lovish shared. “I usually play INSTANT BINGO and INSTANT THE BIG SPIN – before this, the most I’ve ever won was $20.”

The 25-year-old scratched his ticket right in the store and then handed it over to the retailer for validation. “OLG called right away and let me know I would have to go to downtown Toronto to take my spin,” he explained. “I felt amazing because I knew the minimum prize was $100,000!”

Lovish, originally from India, couldn’t wait to share the good news with his family overseas. “My mom was the first person I called, and she was in disbelief,” he recalled. “Next I told my brother and he also didn’t believe me!”  Lovish already has plans for his windfall. “My family’s world will change – I’m so thankful for the chance to help others.”

“This is a once in a lifetime prize and I am very happy! I am so grateful for this opportunity,” Lovish concluded.

THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game is an exciting $5 game that combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, an in-person spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game has three fun ways to win:

1. SCRATCH – To win an instant cash prize of $5 to $100,000 or a SPIN prize.

2. WATCH – If the prize won is SPIN, visit any OLG retail location to validate the ticket and watch the animated wheel spin on the lottery terminal screen.

Every “SPIN” is a guaranteed win! SPIN prizes range from $10 to $10,000 or a BIG SPIN.

3. SPIN – If the animated wheel stops on “BIG SPIN,” the prize won is an actual spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre for a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000!

The winning ticket was purchased by Lovish at the Jian Hing Foodmart on Markham Road in Scarborough.