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Family of 5 win $250K through instant lottery

By Katie Nicholls Mar 20, 2023 | 10:15 AM

Johanna Silvestri of Thunder Bay Photo provided by OLG

A family of five added some zero’s to their bank accounts with an instant lottery win.

Winning $250K came up as the winning amount in the Instant Crossword Deluxe game.

The matriarch, Johanna said that she and her four children have been playing the lottery as a group for five years.

She called her daughter and was speechless over the phone especially after realizing that the win wasn’t just $250, there were three more zero’s at the end.

Johanna plans to take a trip back to England to visit family while, while the rest of the family will use their shares for their kid’s education, a trip and other luxuries to be decided.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mac’s on Dawson Road in Thunder Bay.

OLG supports safe play and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.


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