Hamilton grandmother off to Portugal with her family after big lotto win

Published August 20, 2021 at 4:39 pm

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A Hamilton grandmother purchased the final Instant Crossword Deluxe ticket in the display and it netted her $250,000.

“As I was playing, I kept uncovering more words,” said Esmeraldina Brandao. “I thought I won $25,000 at first.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Fortino’s on Centennial Pkwy.

“My daughters and granddaughters are the most important thing to me, so we are going to travel to Portugal together,” she added.

Instant Crossword Deluxe is available for $10 per play and the top prize is $250,000. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.45.

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