Thursday, January 27, 2022

Christmas gift turns into a $50,000 lottery prize for a Bothwell woman

Brittany Smith of Bothwell is celebrating after winning a $50,000 prize with Instant Gift Pack (Game #1928).

Smith , a 31-year-old mother, said she was gifted this ticket as part of her Christmas gift from her father-in-law.

“He’s been buying tickets for me for Christmas for the past eight years,” Smith said, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

“This one was the Lucky Lines ticket in the Gift Pack.”

As Smith played her ticket somewhat distracted, she didn’t realize she won anything.

“When I scanned the ticket using the OLG App and saw the prize amount, my husband and I looked at each other in disbelief then I called my in-laws right away.”

Smith shared a celebratory moment with her family and in-laws before heading to the store to have the ticket validated.

As a self-employed hair stylist, Smith’s business has been deeply impacted by the pandemic.

“I have a young family and I want to take some of this money to spoil ourselves and our kids,” she said, in a media release.

“I want to add some joy and celebration into the ongoing pandemic experience our family has had.”

Instant Gift Pack was available for $10 a play and the top prize is $50,000.

Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.08.

The winning ticket was purchased at Inwood Grocery and Variety on Inwood Road in Inwood.

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