TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - In front of his friend, OLG employees and an excited crowd, Damitra (Chubbs) Maharaj of Brampton took a spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win $275,000! Chubbs was the second person to win a top prize with OLG's new THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game (#2040).
"I have been playing THE BIG SPIN since day one," shared Chubbs, still affectionately known by his high school football nickname. "I like the game a lot and have won some small prizes. But this time, when I scratched my ticket and saw "SPIN" and then saw "BIG SPIN" after handing it to the retailer, I thought that my ticket needed to be scanned again."
The retailer told Chubbs that he was a big winner. "But I still had no idea what was going on. It just didn't register," laughed Chubbs.
Chubbs arrived at the OLG Prize Centre for his BIG SPIN with just a good friend for company. "My wife knows that I spun THE BIG SPIN Wheel today but I wanted to surprise her at home with the actual dollar amount," smiled Chubbs.
The married father of two has already made some plans for his windfall. In addition to paying off some of his mortgage and contributing to his sons' education savings, Chubbs will be telling his family to pack their bags. "I haven't been on a vacation since our honeymoon 13 years ago. We will probably head to Florida to see that world-famous mouse!"
"I already have a really great life. This win is a wonderful bonus for us," concluded Chubbs.
THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game is an exciting new $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:
- SCRATCH – To win an instant cash prize of $5 to $100,000 or a SPIN prize.
- 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.
- 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 at Esso on Peter Robertson Boulevard in Brampton.
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