Any mother of five children probably needs a vacation.
"With kids, it's very hard to get away, but I will," said Kathryn Barker of Buffalo after learning that she had won the top prize, a trip to Hollywood, Fla., in SUPER JINGO Game 367.
"I'm very nervous and excited, and I didn't expect this call," she added.
Mrs. Barker and her husband, Michael, will travel to Hollywood, courtesy of USAir. The Barkers will stay at the award-winning, newly decorated Diplomat Resort and Country Club, South Florida's premier resort. This luxury hotel on the Atlantic shore offers golf, tennis, water sports, a marina, tropical gardens, restaurants, lounges and live entertainment.
This trip is provided in cooperation with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau.
To make the trip more exciting, the Barkers will receive $500 in spending money.
"One of my closest friends has moved to the Hollywood area, and now I can see her too," said Mrs. Barker.
Other top prize winners in Game 367 include:
Carmella Manfredo of Buffalo, a $1,000 gift certificate to McKinley Mall.
Walter J. Miscak of Buffalo, a $500 dinette certificate.
David Grzybowski of Depew, a pair of season tickets to Buffalo Bills football games.
Raymond Sekuterski of Alden, $200 in cash.
Ms. Manfredo was thrilled to learn that she had won a $1,000 shopping spree at McKinley Mall. She confessed that she was ready to quit playing SUPER JINGO "because she had not won in a long time."
When The News asked what she might purchase at McKinley Mall, she said, "I have six birthdays ahead of me, so this will help."
Ms. Manfredo was quick to add, "I don't play bingo, but I love SUPER JINGO!"
Miscak, who was home with a head cold, said his $500 gift certificate made him feel "100 percent better." A longtime fan of SUPER JINGO, he asked, "Who doesn't like JINGO?"
Grzybowski can thank the two women in his life for his SUPER JINGO victory. His mother, Irene, plays SUPER JINGO every week and, this week, put his name on her entry form.
His wife, Jean, was home when The News called and was thrilled to take the message that Bills season tickets were en route to their home. She said her husband is a real sports fan.
"It looks like Dave and his dad will go to many games this year," she said.
Sekuterski said he has had a "string of bad luck" over the last few months. "I just got rid of a $2 bill that brought me bad luck for three months," he said. "Now I've won this."
Ninety-five other Western New Yorkers will be excited to learn that their entries have been selected to receive prizes from Game 367. It is not necessary to phone or visit The News to obtain your prize; it will be mailed to you.
Game cards for SUPER JINGO Game 369 can be found in today's TV Topics on Page 36.