TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - In front of his wife and an excited crowd, Joseph (Joe) Buwah of Mississauga took a spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win $200,000! Joe was the third person to win a top prize with OLG's new THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game (#2040).
"My regular lottery retailer first told me about the new INSTANT game, THE BIG SPIN," explained Joe, who emigrated from Nigeria almost 40 years ago. "I am so used to winning smaller amounts, like $10 or $20, that when she told me I won a chance to spin THE BIG SPIN Wheel, I was so happy and excited!"
Joe shared the news with his wife of 17 years as soon as he returned home. "She was so excited that she started shaking . . . and I did too. I was also pretty sweaty," laughed Joe.
The couple, who are parents of a teenaged boy, plan to put aside some of the windfall for their son's future. "I originally came to this country because it offered me the chance of a better education. It's wonderful that now my son's education will be taken care of," shared Joe.
A new home and a trip to Nigeria are also in the plans. "After all these years in Canada, we will finally be able to own our own home but first, we will take a family trip to Nigeria. I haven't been back in years and it will be great to visit with my family and friends," smiled Joe.
"Winning THE BIG SPIN means I can now afford the things I only ever dreamed about," concluded Joe, who works in the food and beverage industry.
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 Rama Market on Bostock Crescent in Mississauga.
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