Michelle Baker of Buffalo is this week's top prize winner in SUPER JINGO Game 850, a trip for two for seven nights at the Days Inn in Orlando/Kissimmee, Fla., plus $500.
"I started playing and stopped and just started again three months ago," she said. "I told my husband, what do I have to lose? It's only 32 cents for the stamp. The newspaper is delivered to the house every day, so why not?"
She and her husband, Marvin, will be revisiting Florida after nine years, bringing along their 24-month-old daughter, Allison.
Mrs. Baker, a service manager at Eckerd Drugs, said, "I'm up to taking this trip. I'm looking forward to visiting with my grandfather," Randall Wertman, who lives in Florida.
The Days Inn Orlando/Kissimmee is near all of Orlando's famous attractions, including Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and Sea World. It has large, modern guest rooms, several pools, a pool bar and playgrounds.
The prize includes round-trip charter air, hotel, car rental with unlimited mileage and Universal Studio tickets.
Other SUPER JINGO winners are:
Patricia DiSarno of Buffalo -- "Phantom of the Opera" prize package.
Henry J. Kwiatkowski of Buffalo -- Two tickets to five Buffalo Sabres games.
John J. Maroon of Niagara Falls -- A showroom car detail.
June Walter of Corfu -- A dinner certificate and show tickets.
"This sounds unbelievable," Mrs. DiSarno said of her "Phantom" package, which includes four top-category tickets to a performance at the AT&T Centre for the Performing Arts, Pantages Theatre, one-night accommodation (one room, double occupancy) at the Delta Chelsea Inn in Toronto, dinner for four at the City Grill Restaurant and a "Phantom" gift pack.
She and her husband, Jim, love going to plays.
"We saw 'Phantom of the Opera' in New York City when it was standing-room-only. We stood through the whole thing. We didn't enjoy it, so this time we'll be able to really enjoy it," she said.
Mrs. DiSarno, a self-employed cleaner, is not sure when they will go to Toronto. She has been busy planning the wedding of her daughter, Julie, next July.
"Isn't that nice. Are you lying?" said Kwiatkowski, upon learning of winning the third- prize Sabres tickets.
When asked if he was a Sabres fan, he said, "Goodness, gracious, that's all I've been doing. I go to the games whenever I can."
A self-proclaimed gambling man, Kwiatkowski and his wife, Bertie, enjoy traveling to Las Vegas and visiting the casinos. Maroon, winner of the fourth-prize showroom car detail, said it was his first time winning anything.
"I've been playing quite a while. People say you have to keep playing to win," said the owner of a 1997 Buick LeSabre.
Mrs. Walter, fifth-prize winner of dinner and show tickets, said, "This is the first time I've ever won anything."
She will be treating her daughter, Sally, when she redeems the prize.
It is not necessary to write or phone The Buffalo News if you are one of the other 45 winners. Prizes will soon be mailed to you.
Game cards for SUPER JINGO 852 can be found on Page 48 of today's TV Topics.