Robert (Bob) Bronson and his family are having a good day today.
The Brockville man won the chance to receive at least $100,000 in OLG’s “The Big Spin” and the event was broadcast live today from the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
In the Youtube broadcast (below), Bob arrived on stage and, when was asked how he was feeling, replied he was “Excited like you wouldn’t believe!”
With his wife and daughter watching at the event – and their son likely catching the live broadcast in Jackson, Florida – Bob wasted no time in spinning the wheel.
His winning ticket was actually purchased by his daughter. “As a thank you for handling her mail while she was away, my daughter got me a lottery ticket,” explained Bob. “I played my ticket as soon as she gave it to me. When I scratched the word ‘Spin’ I took my ticket to the retailer for the next step of the game. I had a good feeling and sure enough, it landed on ‘Big Spin.’ So here I am!”
When the wheel clicked over to the $150,000 prize, an overjoyed Robert was joined by his wife and together said the money would help with their retirement years, saying the win “feels great” and that the money “will make life easier.”
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“What a great way to start the New Year,” Bob told the OLG. “We are looking forward to taking a trip to Jacksonville or Victoria, and to enjoying our retirement with a bit more peace of mind.”
You can catch the video here (the full live stream is featured – skip to the 11:09 mark for the show’s start – or click here for a shorter, edited video)
According to OLG:
THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game is an exciting $5 game that combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, an in-person spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game has three fun ways to win:
1. SCRATCH – To win an instant cash prize of $5 to $100,000 or a SPIN prize.
2. WATCH – If the prize won is SPIN, visit any OLG retail location to validate the ticket and watch the animated wheel spin on the lottery terminal screen. Every “SPIN” is a guaranteed win! SPIN prizes range from $10 to $10,000 or a BIG SPIN.
3. SPIN – If the animated wheel stops on “BIG SPIN,” the prize won is an actual spin on THE BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre for a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000!