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Guelph man is $500,000 richer

See video of Guelph's Somkiat Sengdy winning the big prize
Somkiat Sengdy with his winnings.

Somkiat Sengdy of Guelph is celebrating after winning a $500,000 top prize with Instant Plinko (Game #2266)!

Somkiat, who works in the automotive industry, said he has been a regular player since he arrived in Canada in 1979. His favourite games are instant tickets, and he started playing Plinko after a friend also won the game.

Watch Somkiat’s winning moment here:

“When I saw I won a chip drop at the Prize Centre, I was so excited and nervous,” shared Somkiat while at the OLG Prize Centre. “My hands were sweating, and my heart was pounding. I thought my heart was going to drop with that Plinko chip!” he said.

The 66-year-old father and grandfather, said when the chip landed on $500,000, it felt like a dream come true. “I wanted to win to help my children and now I can do this in ways I only dreamed of. I am extremely happy – this is unbelievable.”

Somkiat plans to share his windfall with his children. “It’s their opportunity to get ahead in life, which has always been my priority. And my children plan to bring me shopping to treat myself to a nice new winter coat,” he said. “I am also going to plan a family vacation to celebrate somewhere sunny and hot where we can have fun in the sun!” he concluded.

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$5 Instant Plinko combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated chip drop on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, the chance to drop a chip on a real Plinko Board at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

There are three fun ways to win with Instant Plinko:

1.    SCRATCH – Scratch the five (5) Lucky Numbers and twenty-four (24) Your Numbers entirely. Match any one of the Lucky Numbers to one of Your Numbers, win the corresponding prize from $5 to $100,000 or a CHIP prize.

2.    WATCH – If the prize won is CHIP, visit any OLG retail location to validate your ticket. Upon validation of a CHIP winner, watch the animated Plinko chip drop on the lottery terminal screen to reveal your prize from $10 to $10,000 or a Plinko top prize.

3.   DROP – If the prize displayed is Plinko, you qualify for a Plinko Event at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000.

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The winning ticket was purchased at Most Convenient #2 on Speedvale Avenue in Guelph.