Seeing sevens: Hamilton PSW wins big prize on lotto scratch ticket

Published October 18, 2021 at 1:53 pm

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A Hamilton woman is celebrating a pretty significant windfall after winning the top prize recently on a scratch lottery ticket.

Hamilton’s Wilma Anderson won $77,777 top prize on the OLG’s Instant 777 games.

Anderson, a 59-year-old personal support worker, is a regular lottery player who tries her luck playing Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max and Instant games.

“I thought I won $77 at first,” Anderson said of her recent win. “When I passed the ticket to the clerk she said, ‘Oh, I can’t pay that here!’ I was shocked.

“I didn’t believe you could win like this on an Instant ticket.”

Anderson said she plans to share this win with her son and pay some bills.

Instant 777 is available for $5 and the top prize is $77,777. The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.61.

The winning ticket was purchased at Gateway Newstands in Jackson Square.

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