Canadian lotto player strikes goldWednesday March 2nd 2011
A father of two from Canada has won $50,000 playing a $3 lottery game.
Brian Robins, of Port Robinson, Ontario, decided to buy an instant scratchcard because money raised by the game goes to help support athletes in the province. Little did he know his Quest for Gold Crossword scratchcard would have him doing the high jump!
Mr Robins bought the game at Pioneer Shop Express on Lincoln Street, Port Robinson, and after scratching it, discovered he’d picked a jackpot winner.
Quest for Gold requires players to uncover words on a crossword grid – the more words that are uncovered, the larger the prize. Mr Robins found a total of 11 words, and scooped $50,000.
He told lottery officials that this was his "first major win" playing the lottery. When asked how he plans to spend the money, Mr Robins said: "I am looking forward to doing some home improvement."
Money raised by this particular game goes to help amateur athletes in Ontario, providing them with the financial support necessary to allow them to progress in various sports from cycling and running to hockey and hurdling.
Written by Kate Thompson