Thessalon Grand Mother Wins Big With Instant Crossword


‘Vogue’, ‘yonder’ and ‘undo’ were only some of the words that Pamela Showan of Thessalon revealed on her INSTANT CROSSWORD (Game #3227) ticket to win a $50,000 top prize.

Pamela, a social worker discovered her win at home. “I could see the number of words I was getting and thought I might win $1,000,” she shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her cheque. “I cheered and paced around my living room and texted my friend to call me because I had news!”

The mother and grandmother of one plans to help her daughter purchase a new home. “I’m also planning to take an epic road trip with my best friend and am thinking about taking an indulgent tropical vacation,” she smiled.

“This is a godsend – I’m really grateful,” she concluded.

INSTANT CROSSWORD is available for $3 a play and the top prize is $50,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.23.


The winning ticket was purchased at Valu-mart on Main Street in Thessalon.