Kelly Corr’s retirement got a big boost recently when the Wallaceburg man won $500,000.
He got the spins, in fact. Literally.
Corr, a scratch ticket fan, played The Bigger Spin instant game recently and hit it big.
“I was sitting in my car enjoying the air conditioning when I played my ticket and saw the ‘Spin.’ I took it back into the store expecting maybe a $30 win – I had no idea what was happening when it landed on ‘Bigger Spin’ until OLG called,” he said in a media release.
That landed Corr a visit to the OLG’s Prize Centre in Toronto.
He said he had a restless sleep the night before he arrived at the Prize Centre to spin the Bigger Spin wheel.
“The reality of the moment kicked in and my knees were shaking,” he explained. “As the wheel was spinning, I watched all the colours fly by, but didn’t see the values. When they announced I won $500,000, I was in shock and awe.”
Corr, a retired fabrication foreman, had his wife and daughter on hand to enjoy the moment.
He plans to use his windfall toward a fun retirement for him and his wife.
“My wife will join me in retirement, and we’ll make decisions from there. But for now, I will treat myself to a vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle,” he said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rosco’s Mini Mart on North Street in Dresden.