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OFF-AND-ON PLAYER IS OFF TO FLORIDA NOW

Lynne Heim of North Tonawanda is this week's top-prize winner in SUPER JINGO Game No. 978 -- a trip for two to Orlando, Fla., plus $500 cash.

"No way! Oh, my God. I'm speechless," Heim said.

An intermittent player, Heim said, "I just started playing again when you were giving away the trip to Captiva Island. I hadn't been getting around to playing lately. I've played off and on since the game started. My daughter Laura played for a while for me."

Heim's last trip to Florida was last year when she visited her sister in Cape Coral.

Heim's husband, George, is a pipe fitter. They have two children: Laura, 12, and Jennifer, 16.

The Heims will fly to Orlando on AirTran Airways and enjoy a five-day/four-night stay at either Orlando location of the Summerfield Suites by Wyndham. They will also receive admission with dinner at Pirate's Dinner Adventure and $500 cash.

Other winners are:

Millie Sciandra of Williamsville -- $500 Galyan's gift certificate.

Playing again for the first time in five years paid off for Sciandra, the second-prize winner.

"No kidding? This is probably only the third time I've entered in the last 10 years. I kept seeing it, and said I've got as good a chance as anyone else of winning," Sciandra said. "Actually, this is the first time I've played in five years."

Sciandra is retired from the Erie County Probation Department. Her husband, Paul, worked at WGRZ-TV and had his own marketing company. The couple has five children and five grandchildren.

Andreana Guidice of Buffalo -- two tickets to four Broadway shows at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

"Cool! Wow! Thank you so much -- I'm really happy," Guidice said of her third-prize win.

"I've played for years. I've never won before," said Guidice. "I'm a bingo nut. I gave up bingo, so now I play JINGO. It's really fun."

Guidice, who has never been to Shea's, plans to take her boyfriend, Charles Robbins, to the shows. She is the mother of four.

Mychajio Staszkiw of Buffalo -- Sabres merchandise package including a jersey, golf shirt and hat.

Staszkiw said of his fourth-prize win, "Wow, I'll give it to my son Michael."

He said his wife, Kathy, has been playing "a long, long time. We won some small prizes in the past. She put my name on the entry; she thought my name would be luckier."

The Staszkiws have been married for 53 years and have three children, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He is retired from Bethlehem Steel.

Bill Phillips of Buffalo -- restaurant and theater package.

This week's fifth-prize winner said: "Wow, that sounds great. I've been playing for as long as you've had the game."

Phillips won a trip to Florida several years ago.

He is a dispatcher for the City of Buffalo street department. He is married to Diane Phillips.

Game cards for SUPER JINGO 980 are on Page E2 of today's Life section. Remember that it's not necessary to phone or come to The News if your name is listed as a winner. Prizes will be mailed.

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