Local man wins big on Big Spin
A trip to Aruba and early retirement for his wife are in the future plans of Windsor resident Bruce Cheswick — thanks to his luck on one of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s newest games. On Wednesday, Cheswick went to the OLG’s Prize Centre in Toronto to score a $225,000 win on The Big Spin: The multi-platform Instant game that starts with a scratch ticket and can lead to a momentous turn on a physical gaming wheel at the Prize Centre. Cheswick — who described the experience as “euphoric” — said he usually plays Pro-Line or other Instant games, but he decided to try The Big Spin because he finds the game concept attractive. Players first scratch their $5 ticket for a chance at prizes ranging from $5 to $100,000. If they scratch the word “Spin,” they go to an OLG retailer for validation — and to watch an animated wheel spin on the lottery terminal screen. If it comes up “Big Spin,” the player visits the OLG Prize Centre for one turn on a sixfoot-tall Big Spin wheel. Every spin wins a prize ranging from $100,000 to $500,000. The odds of making it to the Big Spin wheel are one in 1,090,600. “This prize means living life a bit more comfortably,” Cheswick told OLG staff. Cheswick’s scratch ticket was purchased and validated at S & A Convenience (3750 Walker Rd.).