Sherwood Park winner brings home $200,000 with THE BIG SPIN!
Last Friday was an exciting day for Randy Schriver as he stepped up to THE BIG SPIN prize wheel, knowing he was about to walk away with a big windfall – but not knowing yet how much. Moments later, he had an answer: Schriver was suddenly $200,000 richer!
Schriver’s road to his Big Spin started on a mid-morning break from work back in mid-August, when he stopped in and the Hughes at 8004 Roper Road NW in Edmonton and picked up a $5 THE BIG SPIN Zing lottery ticket.
THE BIG SPIN is a $5 Zing ticket with one major difference: not only can players win cash prizes in the same way as with a regular scratch ticket, they can also uncover a “Spin Win,” and discover their prize through an animated prize wheel at their local Lotto Spot retailer. If their Spin Win reveals “The Big Spin,” they have a shot to spin the big prize wheel to determine what they’ll take home.
Although he’s no stranger to playing The Big Spin – Schriver actually won $10,000 on the game earlier this year – he was still shocked to discover he’d have a date with the prize wheel in his near future when he scratched his ticket in his car and headed back into the store to check what he’d won.
“Absolute shock – I was in disbelief,” Schriver recounted with a laugh. “I was going to quit buying these [after having already won the other prize] – the girls behind the counter were just beside themselves.”
Schriver said he immediately called his wife to tell her the good news, but she misunderstood and thought he’d just won another Spin Win.
“She hung up on me!” Schriver laughed. “I had to message her back and tell her I won the BIG spin.”
On Friday, Schriver’s wife looked on as her husband spun the wheel and watched as it slowed, and finally settled on $200,000.
“There’s a lot of nervous anticipation,” Schriver said of the experience when he was making his initial prize claim, before he knew what his final prize would be. “I’m heading down the road toward retirement anyway, so this might help speed that up,” he laughed.