The OLG reports today that Kingston’s David Johnston got his chance to yell out “Bingo!” after winning $250,000 with INSTANT BINGO MULTIPLIER.
Johnston said he isn’t a regular BINGO player but decided to pick up a ticket with some extra money he received from an earlier small win.
“I scanned the ticket and was pretty excited when I realized what I won,” the 58-year-old stepfather told the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto when picking up his winnings. “It’s taken a while for reality to kick in.”
Although he has no specific plans on how to spend the money yet, Johnston says a new vehicle may be in his future. He purchased the winning ticket at Ultramar Dragon Variety on Bath Road in Kingston.
INSTANT BINGO MULTIPLIER is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. According to the OLG, odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.49.
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