By Chad Ingram
She was feeling lucky and it turned out she was right, with Carolanne Levasseur winning $100,000 on a scratch ticket she purchased at Minden’s On The Spot Variety.
“I only bought one, and I told the girl I was feeling lucky,” Levasseur told the Times, adding she likes to play $5 Instant Crossword tickets. She was in disbelief when she got home, scratched the ticket, and realized that $5 had just been transformed into $100,000.
“I had to scan it a few times to believe it,” Levasseur said, explaining she’d headed back to the variety store after realizing that she’d won the top prize.
That win took place in December, with Levasseur recently receiving her cheque from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
In more normal times, after a win of this size, Levasseur would travel to Toronto for an interview and photo op and to pick up her cheque. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that interview took place via Skype, with the cheque sent by courier.
“I’ve invested and paid off the car,” said Levasseur of her plans for the money.
“And the rest is down the road,” she said, adding she intends to make the windfall last as long as possible.