Wingham resident is $75,000 richer after winning an Instant National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

Claudette Doiron, a retired great-grandmother, said she’s a regular INSTANT ticket player. “I love the entertainment value and the thrill of knowing if you’ve won instantly!”

Claudette scanned her ticket using the Ticket Checker and saw the words ‘Big Winner’ appear on the screen. “I started shaking! At first, I thought this can’t be real. Even the retailer didn’t believe it until he scanned it for me.” she laughed. “I think I turned white as a ghost!”

Plans for her win include paying some bills, enjoying a special Christmas with her family and saving the rest for her future.

“I feel very blessed by this win and the opportunities it will provide,” Claudette concluded.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

INSTANT NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION™ is available for $3 and the top prize is $75,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.55. Visit the INSTANT page on for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at C.E Mactavish Limited on Josephine Street in Wingham.