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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Vermilion Resident Wins Big At Century Casino Fort Road Event


John Kelly with his big check. Photo submitted

On May 2, the spotlight shone brightly on Vermilion resident John Russell Kelly as he stepped up to spin THE BIG SPIN wheel at Century Casino Fort Road. The outcome? A staggering $400,000 prize, making him one of six lucky winners in Alberta that day.

The event, which featured a PLINKO chip drop and winners from various regions across Alberta, culminated in an electrifying moment as Kelly’s spin secured him a substantial windfall. Amidst the cheers and excitement, Kelly’s jubilation was palpable as he dropped to the floor in disbelief.

Kelly’s winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart in Vermilion. What began as a gift turned into an unforgettable moment of triumph, as Kelly discovered he had clinched the top prize of THE BIG SPIN game.

“I went to scan the ticket at the store, and everyone gathered around to watch,” Kelly recounted with laughter. “I jumped up and down, hooting and hollering. I was just in total shock!”

The event showcased the diversity of winners across Alberta, with participants hailing from Plamondon, Lac La Biche, Smoky Lake, Eckville, and Foothills. Each winner seized their moment, claiming significant prizes ranging from $100,000 to a staggering $1,000,000.

Among the winners was Denis Bourassa from Plamondon, who secured a $300,000 prize with his PLINKO chip drop. Bourassa’s win marks a significant milestone for the community, as he becomes Plamondon’s biggest winner in two decades.

David Goruk of Smoky Lake was another fortunate winner, clinching a $100,000 prize on THE BIG SPIN wheel.

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