A Guelph grandmother is celebrating with her family after winning $100,000 on a crossword scratch ticket.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission announced on Tuesday that Bessie Anastasakos won while checking her Instant Crossword Tripler ticket at a store on Woodlawn Road before church.
“I won $15 and $20 on the first two tickets I checked,” she said. “I was so shocked when I saw the big numbers. I couldn’t believe what was happening.”
Anastasakos said she enjoys playing the scratch tickets, saying they’ve been keeping her company during the pandemic.
“It’s my way to relax and unwind,” she said.
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She added that she is very excited and grateful for her win and plans to buy something for her grandson. There are also travelling plans on her to-do list.
“I’d like to visit my family in Greece. I miss them so much,” Anastasakos said.
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