Life-Changing Moment for Monopoly $10,000 Winner
Mar 23rd, 2015
Monopoly at Albertsons can change lives. Friday, March 20, 2015 was the day that Diana Vasquez’s life and the life of her children changed forever because she shopped, played, and won.
One Fateful Friday
Flash back one week prior to that life-changing day, Diana Vasquez, an Arizona native from Phoenix, came into an Albertsons store in Chandler, Arizona trembling with excitement. Diana had just been confirmed a winner of $10,000 by playing Monopoly at Albertsons — a companywide game where customers can play to win over $80,000,000 in prizes and money-saving offers.
I Feel Awesome
Now, back to that fateful Friday morning when Diana came to pick up her $10,000 check. Diana came into the Chandler store where she has one week earlier declared her winnings smiling from ear to ear. “I feel awesome! Free money! Who wouldn’t feel good right now,” she exclaimed.
Money That Makes a Difference
Diana has two autistic children. Autism, a neurodevelopment disorder that affects social interaction, as well as verbal and non-verbal communication, affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S. “I’ll use the money for speech therapy for my kids since they are both autistic. I’ll save the rest.”
We are thrilled to award customers for winning prizes by playing Monopoly, but we get ecstatic to see the joy and difference it can bring into their lives — and into the lives of those they love.