Ecstatic Hamilton woman needed to ‘sit down’ after becoming first-ever $500K OLG Plinko winner – Hamilton

Hamilton’s Florence Kalu appeared to be more than excited after dropping her only chip into the only $500,000 slot playing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) Plinko.

“Can I come down?” screamed Kalu after the win atop a replica of the most popular pricing game on the legendary CBS TV show The Price is Right.

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Kalu is the first player to drop a chip, and the first $500,000 winner since the OLG rolled out the game to stores in January.

The scratch ticket was purchased at Blue Willow Variety & Communications on Upper James Street and Mohawk Road.

The $5 ticket offers an instant prize or an advance to a watch-and-win-style game on a lottery terminal or an actual in-person experience with the Plinko board at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

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“I just went to one side and scratched the card and he put in the ticket and there was a lot of noise from the machine,” Kalu said prior to learning she had won a chip in the lottery.

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“So within the space of minutes, there was a phone call. I thought it was a joke.”

After collecting her novelty cheque, Kalu was asked what she was going to do with the money.

“Let me go home and sit down first,” Kalu said.

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