Welcome To
Acadia Broadcasting NewsThe Latest and Greatest ContentYour Trusted Local Source


Mary Perkovic picked up a top prize of $250k through OLG's Instant Crossword Deluxe game (Submitted Photo)

$250k win for Shuniah woman

By Adam Riley Sep 12, 2023 | 1:31 PM

A Shuniah woman is a quarter of a million dollars richer after winning the top prize in an instant crossword deluxe.

Marija Perkovic has been playing for 20 years through various lotteries offered by OLG but this marks her first major win, which has left her somewhat shocked.

“At first, I thought I won $25,000 and then I quickly realized I had matched all 11 words. I scanned my ticket on the OLG App and it did in fact say I won $250,000. I was so stunned I couldn’t believe it!”

At the time of the win her husband was away for work, prompting her to wait an entire day before telling him in person.

“It was killing me but I wanted to see his reaction, when I finally told him, he thought it was a joke. He needed proof to believe it!”

She now plans to take some time to think about what to do with her winnings.

The ticket was purchased at Skaf’s Just Basics on Hodder Avenue.