Although she has her prize money in hand, Debra Latour of Elliot Lake is still in disbelief after winning a $250,000 top prize with INSTANT ICE (Game #2049).
“I need to get used to the idea that I won a quarter of a million dollars!” laughed Debra, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to claim her windfall.
Debra scratched her way to a top prize when she played her INSTANT ICE ticket at her home. “I made myself a coffee while I played and I noticed that the symbols were matching up. I kept taking my glasses on and off to readjust my eyes because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!”
Before validating her ticket with her regular retailer, Debra shared the good news with her husband of 35 years. “He turned ghost white and gave me a kiss.”
Debra plans to take some time before spending her winnings. “Right away, I will celebrate with the people I love – my husband, my daughter and my grandchildren. But then I will bank my winnings until I am no longer in shock – winning the lottery has my heart working overtime!”
INSTANT ICE is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.89.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hillside Shop & Save on Hillside Drive in Elliot Lake.