Don’t try to tell Gilbert Scott that winning the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation’s 50-50 draw isn’t similar to winning at bingo – only much bigger. Scott won the April draw for a cool $195,548.
The Timmins man told the foundation all he ever won before this was bingo, so he yelled out a loud “BINGO!” on the phone.
He thought the news of his win was a dream, and even considered a polar bear dip in Gillies Lake to wake up. But he was awake, and the news was real.
First-time home ownership is in Scott’s not too distant future.