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Omemee Residents Win $100,000 With Instant Power Up Game

KAWARTHA LAKES-Karen and Robert Truckle of Omemee are $100,000 richer after winning the top prize in Instant Power Up game.

Karen, 65, and Robert, 40, said they are frequent lottery players. Karen typically plays INSTANT tickets, whereas Robert is a weekly player of LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49. The mother-and-son duo have won some smaller prizes in the past, but this is their largest win to date.

Karen says she was heading to work when she decided to stop at the store and purchase two tickets. She played the first ticket and won a $30 prize. Then, she scratched the second ticket and was surprised to uncover a much greater windfall. “I couldn’t breathe,” she shared, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings. “I shoved my ticket in my pocket and didn’t move my hands an inch. Before I left the store, I think the whole city already knew about our win!”

She then called her son Robert to reveal the exciting news. “I didn’t believe her at first,” said Robert. “I kept saying, ‘Don’t lose the ticket!’ and immediately drove to see her.”

With his winnings, Robert plans to pay his bills and renovate his home. Karen purchased a new scooter and plans to complete some home renovations as well. “I don’t know how to feel yet,” said Robert. “When I hold our cheque, it’s finally going to feel real.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Mister Convenience on King Street in Omemee.



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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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