October 31, 2023
MONCTON (N.B.) – It didn’t take Kim Gale of Corner Brook, N.L. long to become the first major winner of Atlantic Lottery’s new MEGA 360 game, winning her chance to spin the big wheel on the same day the product launched and ultimately walking away with a $200,000 prize.
“I scratched the ticket and scanned it on my phone where it came up, ‘You won a spin,’” Gale said. “So, I tapped the screen on my phone and the wheel started going and when it stopped it said, ‘MEGA 360.’”
With the game being brand new, available in stores and on alc.ca for the first time that very day, Gale wasn’t familiar with the prize structure, or what a MEGA 360 win really meant.
“I had no idea the magnitude of the amount until I called Atlantic Lottery and she told me I was going to spin the wheel,” Gale said. “I asked where the wheel was and she told me it was in Moncton, so I said, ‘But I’m in Corner Brook,’ but she said, “Well we are bringing you to Moncton to spin the wheel!”
MEGA 360 is the first “Scratch, Watch and Spin” game offered by Atlantic Lottery. The game can be played as either a Scratch’N Win ticket at retail or as an Instant Win game at alc.ca. Players first scratch their ticket or click through their digital game, and those who unlock the “spin” feature in their game get to watch an animated wheel spin to reveal their prize – this happens during in-store validation for Scratch’N Win tickets or online for Instant Win games. If a spin lands on “MEGA 360”, the player wins the opportunity to spin the MEGA 360 wheel at Atlantic Lottery’s head office in Moncton, N.B.
“I’m overwhelmed, very excited. It didn’t feel real until I walked in the door, seeing the big wheel,” Gale said. “Everybody’s super excited.”
Prizes on the big wheel range from a minimum of $100,000 up to $500,000. Gale visited Atlantic Lottery’s head office on Friday, Oct. 27 and won $200,000 on her spin of the big wheel.
Gale works as a registered nurse and had already planned to retire in the new year before her big MEGA 360 win. She intends to share the prize money with her immediate family and for them all to take a vacation together once she makes her retirement official.
In the meantime, Gale’s trip to Moncton provided the opportunity to reunite with her two daughters who live in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Gale said having her family together after spinning the big wheel meant they would be celebrating all weekend.
Gale purchased her winning MEGA 360 ticket at the Confederation Drive Circle K in Corner Brook, N.L. The retailer will receive a one per cent seller’s prize.
Atlantic Lottery Public Relations Strategist
Backgrounder: MEGA 360
• The MEGA 360 game is the first of its kind for Atlantic Lottery, featuring three game components.
• Players who unlock the “spin” feature in their game, will watch an animated wheel spin to reveal their prize –this happens during in-store validation for Scratch’N Win tickets or online for Instant Win games.
• Prizes won on the spin animation start at a guaranteed $10 and go up to $10,000, but players who land on “MEGA 360” unlock the opportunity to spin the big wheel at Atlantic Lottery’s head office in Moncton, N.B.
• Prizes on the big wheel range from a guaranteed minimum of $100,000 up to $500,000.
• MEGA 360 launched on October 23, 2023.