SUDBURY -- Pamela Showan from Thessalon, east of Sault Ste. Marie, is celebrating her recent lottery win.

OLG says Showan won the $50,000 top prize playing Instant Crossword game #3227, a lottery scratch ticket.

According to OLG, the social worker discovered her win while she was at home.

“I could see the number of words I was getting and thought I might win $1,000,” said Showan. “I cheered and paced around my living room and texted my friend to call me because I had news!”

The mother and grandmother of one reportedly plans to use some of the money to help her daughter purchase a new home. 

“I’m also planning to take an epic road trip with my best friend and am thinking about taking an indulgent tropical vacation,” said Showan. “This is a godsend, I’m really grateful."

OLG says the winning ticket was purchased at Valu-mart on Main Street in Thessalon.