One step down, one more to go, and Kitchener's Mengsteab Zerai will claim a $10,000 lottery prize.
The Encore win from the September 29, 2020 Lotto Max draw is going through the Insider Win process, as Zerai works at an authorized OLG retailer.
OLG says he did not purchase or validate the ticket at his place of employment.
The prize will now be held for a 30-day waiting period, and if there are no additional claims on this prize it will be paid to the claimant on June 1.
The ticket was purchased at Esso on Glasgow Street in Kitchener.