A Hamilton woman is celebrating a big lotto win.
OLG says that Lynda Mogridge won a $50,000 top prize with Instant Bingo (Game #3030).
OLG says that Mogridge, a 62-year-old grandmother, is normally a regular Instant Crossword player. With her late husband’s birthday approaching she decided to pick up an Instant Bingo ticket in his memory.
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“Instant Bingo was his favourite game,” she told OLG.
OLG says Mogridge was at home when she discovered her win.
“I saw all these numbers come up and I thought I messed up somewhere along the lines. I double-checked the ticket as much as I could and then called my sister-in-law and asked if I could pop by.”
OLG says Mogridge’s sister-in-law showed her the OLG Lottery App.
“We scanned the ticket and saw the Big Winner message and I thought I was going to fall over – we were so excited!”
OLG says a new car is in Mogridge’s immediate plans.
“My car died yesterday, so this is perfect timing – I’m test driving a blue Chevy Equinox. The rest is for retirement,” she said.
“It feels surreal, like you’re in a dream waiting to be woken up. There are no words to describe it other than it’s a really cool feeling,” she concluded.
The winning ticket was purchased at Big Bear Food Mart on Concession Street in Hamilton.
OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment-only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre.