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Omemee Paramedic Wins $100,000 With Instant Crossword Tripler

KAWARTHA LAKES- Shai Minaker of Omemee is celebrating after winning a $100,000 top prize with INSTANT CROSSWORD TRIPLER.

Shai, a 27-year-old paramedic, said this ticket was a Christmas gift from her dad – from 2021! “When my dad gave me my CROSSWORD TRIPLER ticket as a Christmas gift last year (2022), I realized I still had a ticket from the year before I didn’t play,” she shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I played this one last and didn’t realize how many words I got until I scanned the ticket.”

Shai said she was in complete shock and disbelief. “The excitement didn’t set in until I had the ticket validated at the store and OLG called. I felt nauseous with all the excitement. It’s an out-of-body experience,” she said.

She says she plans to take a honeymoon with her partner, complete some home renovations, pay some bills and save her winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Parklaine Variety on Park Street in Peterborough.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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