Mississauga woman wins $100K lottery prize

Myrna Laberge of Mississauga is all smiles after scoring a $100,000 lottery win. (Photo: OLG)
Myrna Laberge of Mississauga is all smiles after scoring a $100,000 lottery win. (Photo: OLG)

A malfunctioning car window has a Mississauga woman celebrating a $100,000 lottery win.

“It was a strange sequence of events,” said Myrna Laberge, 61, while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto where she picked up her winnings.

“My husband and I were about to go through the car wash when the driver side window became stuck. I decided to walk into the store while my husband sorted out the window ‘situation’ because I had some lottery tickets I wanted to check.”
While inside, she spotted a Crossword Tripler ticket and bought it.
Later that evening, Laberge scratched the ticket.
“I noticed a bunch of words. After reading the information on the back of the ticket, I thought I won but I wasn’t sure.”
She scanned the ticket the next day, realizing she’s a winner.
Laberge said she’s planning to share a portion of her windfall with her sons and pay for her grandmother’s long-term care.
Home renovations are also in the mix.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Shell gas stationin Mississauga on Winston Churchill Blvd.
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