ST. CATHARINES WOMAN WINS $400,000 WITH INSTANT PLINKO

Toronto, ONKathleen (Kay) Sladek of St. Catharines, come on down! Kathleen lived out a ‘Price is Right’ dream at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, dropping a chip on a real PLINKO Board to win $400,000 with the new $5 INSTANT PLINKO (Game #2214)!

This is Kay’s second trip to the OLG Prize Centre! “I won $100,000 with ENCORE (PICK 3) in February of 2016,” she smiled. “I like playing the new INSTANT games too, so that’s how I ended up playing PLINKO!”

Kay, 78, said when the clerk scanned her ticket and it landed on PLINKO, she wasn’t sure what it meant at first. “I was shocked – I went home to tell my husband, friends and family. Everyone was excited for me!”

The great grandmother said seeing the real PLINKO Board was beyond her wildest dreams. “When I heard I won $400,000 – the news went straight to my feet. My legs were shaking – it felt so euphoric. I never thought this would happen to me.”

Kay has some special plans for her win. “I’m getting a cuddly, mature cat from the humane society, so I can give it a wonderful life. And I’m going to share this with my family and take care of the people I love. I’ll also buy a new car and make sure to save some for a trip to Las Vegas when it’s safe again.”

$5 INSTANT PLINKO combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated chip drop on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, the chance to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

There are three fun ways to win with INSTANT PLINKO:

  1. SCRATCH – Scratch the five (5) LUCKY NUMBERS and twenty-four (24) YOUR NUMBERS entirely. Match any one of the LUCKY NUMBERS to one of YOUR NUMBERS, win the corresponding prize from $5 to $100,000 or a CHIP prize.
  2. WATCH – If the prize won is CHIP, visit any OLG retail location to validate your ticket. Upon validation of a CHIP winner, watch the animated PLINKO chip drop on the lottery terminal screen to reveal your prize from $10 to $10,000 or a PLINKO top prize.
  3. DROP – If the prize displayed is PLINKO, you qualify for a PLINKO Event at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000.

OLG is returning profits from the first three months of sales (January 4 to March 31, 2021) of these tickets to retailers.

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The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Scott Street in St. Catharines.

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