Georgetown mom of two ‘still in shock’ after quarter-million Instant Bingo win


Published August 1, 2023 at 4:09 pm

A Georgetown mom-of-two has $250,000 to share with her family thanks to an Instant Bingo Muliplier jackpot.

Patsy Bellissimo, a 55-year-old administrator, said she has been playing Bingo and Crossword for years.

“My mother was the Bingo queen, and my sister-in-law was a fan of Crossword,” she said while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to claim her winnings.

The mother of two went to pick up some cold cuts for lunch and decided to purchase a few tickets at the store. A couple hours later, she checked her tickets and learned she won big.

“I felt like my sister-in-law was with me when I discovered my windfall at the store she used to go to. It was a pretty surreal day.”

With this prize, Bellissimo plans to manage her finances and enjoy herself.

“I’m going to take care of my two boys,” she said. “This win couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m kind of still in shock.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Rockwood Lotto Centre on Dixie Road in Mississauga.

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