Ajax woman adds $100,000 to her retirement fund with Crossword scratcher


Published March 6, 2023 at 4:13 pm

An Ajax woman’s retirement nest egg is incubating all the faster following a $100,000 lottery win.

A regular lottery player, Mary Fernandes picked up her usual Crossword scratch ticket at Sam’s Food Store on Hunt St. in Ajax.

As she got to scratching, “When I realized I uncovered five words, I knew I won something. Then I found the sixth word and scanned my ticket on the OLG App,” she said, “When $100,000 appeared, I was so happy!”

Fernandes plans on adding the money to her retirement fund saying, “I want this money to last as long as possible.”

Crossword $5 a play and the top prize is $100,000. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.81.

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