Hamilton grandmother plans to buy new wheelchair with $100,000 lottery win


Published April 18, 2023 at 7:32 am

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A Hamilton grandmother is celebrating after a lottery win.

Mary Divok of Hamilton took home a $100,000 prize with Instant Plinko, according to a press release from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

Divok said she’s been playing the lottery since it started — OLG launched its first game in 1975.

“I play instant tickets weekly and my favourite game is Bingo,” she said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings.

“I matched the number 38, which is my lucky number! I thought I won $10,000 and I was in disbelief,” explains Divok. “When my son and I went to the store to validate it and I saw $100,000 on the screen, I immediately thought of all the things I could do for my kids. I was flabbergasted!”

The mother and grandmother said she hasn’t had a good night’s sleep since discovering her win.

“I feel so pleased to be a big winner. I would like to share this with my kids and grandkids. I will also purchase a brand-new wheelchair and help my granddaughter with her university,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines.

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