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Timmins woman wins $150K on a scratch ticket

Laura Parker of Timmins won $150,000 on a scratch ticket in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Bigger Spin Instant Game. (Supplied) Laura Parker of Timmins won $150,000 on a scratch ticket in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Bigger Spin Instant Game. (Supplied)
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Laura Parker of Timmins won $150,000 on a scratch ticket in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Bigger Spin Instant Game.

Parker, 55, a wife and mother, said in a news release from the OLG that she plays the lottery a few times each week.

She was playing her ticket at the corner store one morning when she discovered her big win.

“I scratched it slowly to reveal the prize amount,” she said in the release.

“When I told the others in the store about the win, they were flabbergasted.”

Parker, who works at a grocery store, told her boss she might be late to work that day.

“I could hardly talk!” she said.

She then called her husband to tell him about her win.

“He was overjoyed! I told the rest of our family, friends, and coworkers. Word travelled fast!”

Parker plans to manage her finances, go on a family vacation and share her winnings with her loved ones.

“I’m still in shock. This couldn’t have happened at a better time,” she said.

The winning ticket was purchased at Tiffany’s Take-Out and Delivery on Wende Avenue in Timmins. 

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