TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Abu Taiyab of Mississauga is one step closer to claiming his lottery win of $11,975.30 from POOLS, Hockey Pool Card 74 (List #1156). As Abu is an employee at an OLG retail location, this prize falls within OLG’s definition of an Insider Win. As of today’s date, this prize claim has completed the first step of a two-step Insider Wins process, which is an independent investigation of the claim by a third-party working in partnership with OLG’s regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). To complete the prize claim, the prize will be held for a 30-day waiting period as part of OLG’s Insider Wins process, in order for OLG to publicize the win. If there are no additional claims on this prize, it will be paid to the claimant on March 15, 2017 based on this 30-day wait period. If the pay date falls on a day that is not a business day, then the following business day shall be deemed to be the pay date. The ticket was purchased at Husky on Hurontario Street in Mississauga. For more information on Related Parties and Insider Wins, please visit the Winner News Releases page in the Media Centre on olg.ca. OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is leading the integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.