A cheap Oakville ticket purchase leads to $50,000 prize for Mississauga lottery player
Published March 15, 2022 at 10:41 am
A small investment has turned into a big payday for Mississauga’s Rosita Barcelona.
While out shopping with her daughter, Barcelona decided to spend $3 on an Instant Crossword lottery ticket. She’s glad she did.
“I was at home playing my ticket when I realized all the words matched,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I checked my ticket using the OLG App and I was shocked! I couldn’t believe I won $50,000 on a $3 ticket.”
Barcelona said the excitement of winnings have been keeping her up at night.
“I am so excited to tell the rest of my family – I can’t sleep, I’ve been waking up before my alarm,” she said.
Barcelona plans to share her winnings with her grandchildren and travel to Australia to visit family.
The winning ticket was purchased at Oakville Market on Upper Middle Rd. in Oakville.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising