May 30, 2012 – BOISE, ID — Albertsons Market announced today that El Paso resident Melissa Varela is the confirmed winner of the Grand Prize in Albertsons Monopoly® Collect & Win Game. Ms. Varela won the only $1 Million cash prize offered in this year’s game by shopping at Albertsons Market at 9111 Dyer in El Paso and collecting the promotional game tickets.“Giving a great customer like Melissa the Grand Prize in our Monopoly® game is just a fantastic way for us to close out the promotion this year,” said Albertsons El Paso store director Abel Olivas. “When someone like Melissa wins such a big prize, it’s like all of us in our store here won. We couldn’t be happier for her.”Olivas and Albertsons division leadership were on hand to present her with her winning check this afternoon.Albertsons Market has offered the Monopoly Collect and Win Promotion since 2009, and awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes with the four promotions.
This year’s grand prize is the biggest one awarded to date. The last Albertsons Monopoly Collect & Win grand prize redeemed was in the first year of the contest, when a Los Lunas, NM couple won the $500,000 mortgage payoff. Customers have until June 12, 2012 to check any remaining tickets and claim prizes in this year’s game.
About Albertsons Market
Albertsons Market, owned by Albertson’s LLC, is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The company is privately owned and operates around 200 stores under the Albertson’s banner in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas. The MONOPOLY name and logo, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment. © 1935, 2011 Hasbro. All rights reserved. No purchase necessary. See store for complete rules and how to play.