Patricia Krajnik of Elma was so excited to hear that she had won first prize in SUPER JINGO No. 446 that she thought she "might have a heart attack." "Are you really serious?" Mrs. Krajnik asked. "Are you sure that you're not pulling my leg?"
When finally convinced that it really was The News calling, Mrs. Krajnik said that even though she's played faithfully since SUPER JINGO started, she never really thought she'd win.
"There are so many entries and so many people to play," she said. "This is my dream come true."
Her dream will really come alive when she and her husband, Norman, board a USAir flight to Orlando, Fla., where they will spend four nights and five days. Their trip includes round-trip air fare on USAir, hotel accommodations, a visit to Universal Studios Florida and $500 cash.
They will stay at the Delta Orlando Resort in the heart of Orlando and enjoy its many attractions. Set on 25 lush and beautifully landscaped acres, the resort features three outdoor swimming pools, three hot tubs, two kiddie pools, two lighted tennis courts, two saunas, a sand volleyball court, nine-hole mini-golf, a chipping range, children's playground and Wally's Kids Club, a supervised activity center for children.
Universal Studios Florida features a fantasy of lights, camera, action. Universal brings Hollywood to Orlando in the 444-acre studios, offering everything from a flight with "E.T." to a terrifying encounter with King Kong.
Flight arrangements are courtesy of USAir, which currently flies to more than 168 cities throughout the United States and Canada. USAir also travels to Bermuda, London and Frankfurt, Germany.
Other top-prize winners in SUPER JINGO Game 446 include:
David Parks of West Seneca -- weekend for two in Toronto.
Victoria Jankowski of Buffalo -- 20-inch color TV.
Mary McMahon of Buffalo -- weekend for two at LaTourelle, a country inn in Ithaca.
Barb and Scott Hess of West Seneca -- $200 cash.
"Fantastic!" was David Parks response to learning that he had won second prize this week. "I've been trying to win for years."
Parks and his wife, Marcia, will spend a weekend at the Regal Constellation in Toronto, where they'll enjoy a dinner and Sunday brunch before returning home.
"You've really made my day," Parks said. "Thanks."
Victoria Jankowski was thrilled to hear that she had won the third prize of a 20-inch color TV in SUPER JINGO 446.
"Thank you so very much."
"I always play but never win," said Mary McMahon, who was delighted to finally win at SUPER JINGO. Mrs. McMahon skipped over the smaller prizes and went right to number four, a weekend for two at LaTourelle, a country inn at Ithaca. "I'm not sure if I'll get to use it or give it to my daughter to enjoy," Mrs. McMahon said. "I really appreciate this!"
Barbara Hess thought that this must be her lucky day.
"I just missed the lottery by one number and now this," she said of her $200 win. "And it's not even noon."
Mrs. Hess wasn't sure what she and her husband, Scott, would do with the money, but it wouldn't be for bills. "I'll just splurge on something," she said.
In addition to the five winners noted above, 95 additional Western New Yorkers learn that their names have been selected for a prize. If your name appears in today's winning lineup, remember it is not necessary to phone or visit The News. Your prize will be mailed to you.
Game cards for SUPER JINGO 448 may be found on Page 30 of today's TV Topics.