The Wintario Bedroom of Lanark County

The Wintario Bedroom of Lanark County




Yesterday I posted this on the Tales of Almonte

Wednesday, November 10, 1982 Almonte Gazette–
While most people these days are crying the economic blues, one surprised area woman is busy trying_ to cope with becoming unexpectedly well-to-do. .

The big winner on a $5 book of Wintario tickets was Kay McPhail, a long-time resident of Almonte, who discovered recently she has collected $100,000 on her tiny investment.
The good news spread like wildfire through town Friday, while McPhail struggled to believe the unbelievable.· “I won’t realize it’s true until I actually get the money!” she commented incredulously.


Dawn Jones My mom bought these tickets faithfully every week…and we tuned into Global TV to watch the draws weekly. The woman who performed the weekly show was named Faye Dance. My mom saved all the tickets she bought and eventually papered over those ugly panelled walls in a tiny bedroom. LOL

I asked Dawn if she had any photos of this bedroom and she replied,  “Ha Ha. no pictures. that bedroom was so tiny you had to walk in…..and back out.

Stuart McIntosh I recall 2 people winning this sum from tickets sold at RRC in the seventies. One of these lucky tickets was offered to a co- worker and myself. I had 75 cents in change and my co- worker said the ticket had too many zeros in it so we declined. A lady across the hall bought the winning ticket, lost it and never was able to claim it causing terrible grief and anguish.

Dawn Jones added:

A little information on those Wintario draws. Our community hall built in Clayton, Ontario was funded in part by Wintario. It was built in 1978.



FLASHBACK 1975: Win with Faye Dance, the Wintario years Click here



Clipped from

  1. The Vancouver Sun,
  2. 03 Mar 1972, Fri,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 33



  1. Clipped from

    1. The Ottawa Journal,
    2. 28 Jan 1978, Sat,
    3. Page 1
  2. Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

    Irish Sweepstakes 1948 Two Men Stood to Win 100,000!!

  3. Who Won the Baby Contest in 1889?

    Sixteen Tons–Carleton Place Man Wins Big!

    The Publicity Club Coupon Contest of Smiths Falls 1931

    Carleton Place 1940’s —- The Popularity Contest

    Win a House in Carleton Place!

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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