The fam­ily that plays to­gether…

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“We have been play­ing to­gether for about nine years. Prior to this, we had only won a few small prizes, so when the ter­mi­nal froze, I had no idea what was hap­pen­ing!”

That is how Ca­role Poll de­scribes her re­ac­tion when the Dalkeith woman re­al­ized that she and her daugh­ter, Sa­man­tha Poll, of Lan­caster, had won $100,000 in the June 11 Encore lot­tery, match­ing six of seven win­ning num­bers.

The win­ning ticket was pur­chased at Esso on Main Street in Alexan­dria.

“The re­tailer con­firmed I was a big win­ner, and when OLG called and told me it was $100,000, I burst out cry­ing!” re­called Ca­role. “I called my hus­band when I re­turned to work and he had to fig­ure out what was hap­pen­ing through my tears. Luck­ily, he knew they were tears of joy and im­me­di­ately asked what my plans were for the win.”

Sa­man­tha was out of town for a few days, so Ca­role left her a note on her truck, say­ing she needed to speak with her. “I was ex­haust- ed when I got home, but fig­ured I should go and talk to my mom,” said Sa­man­tha. “The first thing she said to me was, ‘You owe me $40 for the lot­tery.’ I couldn’t be­lieve she had made me come to see her for that!”

Then Ca­role broke the good news. “I couldn’t wait any longer and told her we had to go to Toronto to pick up our win­nings! Sa­man­tha started jump­ing up and down and we hugged each other.”

Ca­role and Sa­man­tha both have big plans for their wind­fall. “My hus­band and I have been plan­ning a trip to the Ter­ri­to­ries and maybe even Alaska for when he re­tires next year. We can now buy a new cam­per for the trip!”

As for Ca­role. “We will be do­ing some much needed home ren­o­va­tions.”

PHOTO COUR­TESY OLG

$ 100,000 WIN­NERS: Ca­role and Sa­man­tha Poll cel­e­brate their win.

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