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Local $250,000 winner in Instant Monopoly

Bonfield grandmother says giant win 'hasn't sunk in'
Marie Clemence Shank-Lepage of Bonfield
Marie Clemence Shank-Lepage is a happy grandma. Supplied.

Marie Clemence Shank-Lepage of Bonfield is celebrating after winning a $250,000 top prize with INSTANT MONOPOLY.

“It hasn’t sunk in!” smiled Marie, 69, while picking up a cheque for her “first big win” at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

Marie scratched her ticket and was “nervous” after discovering her windfall, “I thought my phone was broken,” she laughed. “I didn’t tell anyone for a week – I just couldn’t believe it myself!”

The married, mother of three and grandmother of six plans on paying bills, taking a family trip and building interest for a bigger trip.

“It feels good, but it really hasn’t registered yet,” Marie explained.

The winning ticket was purchased at Gagne's Red & White Store on Highway 17 in Rutherglen.



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