WATCH: Hamilton PSW wins $500K as first-ever Plinko player at OLG Prize Centre


A Hamilton woman was the first to drop a chip down the Plinko Board at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto and she won the $500,000 top prize.

OLG made the announcement Friday (Feb. 5).

Florence Kalu purchased the new Plinko ticket at Blue Willow Variety & Communication on Upper James St.

I had to make some photocopies, so I went to the store,” shared the 49-year-old personal support worker. “As I was waiting for my copies, I purchased some Instant tickets, including the new Plinko ticket to play.”

Plinko is a $5 scratch game that offers a grand prize of a live Plinko chip drop based on the popular Price is Right game.

When I dropped the chip I was lost in the moment. Then I looked at the monitor and saw it landed on $500,000 and I was beyond excited,” added Florence. “I was screaming, cheering and rolling on the floor!”

I will never forget this moment. I’m still in shock.” 

Florence said she plans to “rest her mind” before making any decisions but says this money will change her life.

I intend to give back and change the lives of others,” she concluded.

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