Wheatley woman wins $400K

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Wheatley’s Julia Reid shows off her winnings from a lucky Plinko lottery ticket.

A Wheatley woman has 400,000 reasons to smile, after playing Plinko.

Julia Reid purchased the ticket in Leamington recently, and wound up heading to Toronto for the second phase of the fun.

Reid, a married mother, said she was out getting her hair and nails done after lockdown when she decided to purchase an instant Plinko scratch ticket.

“I played my ticket in the car when I realized I won a CHIP prize,” she said in a media release. “I brought it to the store, and that’s when I realized I would be coming to Toronto to play the in-person chip drop.”

That drop won her $400,000.

The woman said her husband cried tears of joy when she told him about the big win.

“I’m thrilled that I won. This allows me to pay my daughter’s student loan and complete some home renovations with plenty left over for a happy retirement,” she said.

Reid added she is a regular lottery player.

“I usually play any game that the retailer recommends,” she shared.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Seacliff Drive in Leamington.

 

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