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Peterborough woman claims $500,000 on lottery scratch ticket: OLG

A Peterborough woman claimed $500,000 in the Instant Mystery Multiplier game from the OLG. OLG

A Peterborough, Ont., woman says her $500,000 lottery win is a “life-changing experience.”

According to the OLG, Sharlene Hetherton claimed the top prize with the Instant Mystery Multiplier game. The $10 tickets have the odds of 1 in 3.37 of winning the prize, the OLG says.

The housekeeper says she was in disbelief upon learning of her win.

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“I was in tears and in shock,” she said while at the OLG prize centre in Toronto to claim her winnings.

“This is a life-changing experience. Dreams can come true.”

Hetherton, a mother of three and grandmother of eight, intends to invest some of her winnings and pay off some bills.

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Her winning ticket was purchased at Mister Convenience on Orpington Road in Peterborough.

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