Twin sisters from Ontario win lottery for the third time: $300,000 at Plinko
The retired twins, who are former employees of the Hawkins Cheezie Factory, have been playing the lotto together since 2010
Twins from Ontario are proving they can double their luck and then some after winning the lottery for the third time.
Geraldine (Gerry) Fobert and Joyce Brady, 81, of Belleville won $300,000 playing Instant Plinko, which involves players participating in an in-store game.
The retired twins, who are former employees of the Hawkins Cheezie Factory, have been playing the lotto together since 2010. By 2011, they found out they had a knack for it, winning $100,000, and another $1 million in 2015.
The sisters are as generous as they charmed, choosing to share both wins with their family, friends, churches and charities.
This lucky time around, Gerry picked up the ticket while she was out running errands. After learning it was the winning one, she returned to the store to confirm there wasn’t a mistake.
“At first I thought the machine broke down, but when OLG called, I knew we had won big,” Gerry said while at the OLG Prize Centre. “I went home to tell Joyce and told her I wasn’t sure how much we won, because we have to go to Toronto to drop the chip.”
On the big day, the sisters decided that Gerry would do the dropping, which proved to be a profound task. Thankfully it paid off with a $300,000 prize.
“My knees were weak at the top of those steps,” Gerry said. “It was like I was in outer space, like no one else was up there with me. Then I heard people clapping – I did pretty good!”
As for what they’ll do with their latest winnings, the twins say they’ll continue to share their good fortune with loved ones and community.
“We’ll see what’s left after we take care of everyone else,” Joyce said.
“We have a good life and are very blessed,” Gerry added.