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$50K lottery winner from Binbrook, Ont., taking mom on vacation

46-year old restaurant manager Tracey Gilchrist from Binbrook won $50K from the OLG.
46-year old restaurant manager Tracey Gilchrist from Binbrook won $50K from the OLG. OLG

A 46-year old restaurant manager who won $50,000 playing the OLG’s Instant Bingo says she will use the lottery winnings to keep a travel tradition with her mother.

Tracey Gilchrist of Binbrook, Ont., near Hamilton, says she plans to take her mom on a yet-to-be-determined “nice big vacation” after picking up her cheque in Toronto.

Gilchrist said the ticket was the last of a couple she bought, and initially thought it was worth much less when she scratched it.

“I wasn’t paying attention to my ticket and I uncovered a box and thought it was a $22 win,” she laughed. “I pulled out my phone to check my ticket using the OLG Lottery App and I was shocked to see I won $50,000!”

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The winning ticket was purchased at the Avondale on Rymal Road in Hannon.

Earlier this month a 60-year-old Dunnville local won $150,000 from a Bigger Spin ticket purchased at an Avondale on Niagara Street.

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