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Kapuskasing resident wins big on slots at Sudbury Downs

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 20, 2014 - 4:01 PM |
Kapuskasing resident Aime Poisson won $165,096.53 playing slots at OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs on Feb. 16. Supplied photo.

Kapuskasing resident Aime Poisson won $165,096.53 playing slots at OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs on Feb. 16. Supplied photo.

When Kapuskasing resident Aime Poisson visited OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs on Feb. 16, he didn’t know he’d leave a big winner, never mind a record breaker.

Poisson was playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine when the lights and music went off — netting him $165,096.53, the biggest win to ever occur on the gaming floor of OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs.

“At first I thought I won $1,600, but even then, I shook my head, thinking it wasn’t possible,” said Poisson. “When the slot attendant told me I had actually won the jackpot, I was very surprised.”

Poisson is a Winner’s Circle Rewards member and visits OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs two or three times a year. Last year, he won $5,000 playing the slots.

The big winner has one very specific purchase in mind.

“I will treat myself to a new car. I’m looking for a white Lincoln — with lots of chrome. I’ve already visited the dealership to get my order in.”

Poisson is a retiree who has no children and has never been married, but he cheekily added, “But I have a lot of girlfriends.”

OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs General Manager Todd Hilton congratulated Poisson on his win.

“It’s always exciting when our patrons win a big jackpot. This huge win will certainly go down in our record books,” said Hilton.

The biggest win at the site prior to this one was in the $90,000 range.

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