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McDonald's Monopoly Winners in Viroqua, WI


VIROQUA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - McDonald's has had their customers playing Monopoly for 20 years with game pieces found on their food items.

But, few people win the big prizes.

This year two Viroqua women decided to pool their game pieces. Stephanie Spaeth and Pamela Vikemyr each stopped in the restaurant daily hoping to win the ten-thousand dollar cash prize. But, after peeling off a Pennsylvania Avenue piece, the odds of which are one in 158 million, the pair instantly won a 2013 Fiat 500 worth 18,500 dollars.

Spaeth said, "I did not believe it. I read it a few times and I read it again and I still didn't believe it. Then I made other people I work with read it and they didn't believe it. Then I got an email from McDonald's Monopoly and then I kind of started to believe it."

The two women plan to sell the car and split the proceeds. Which is good, because neither one can drive a car with a manual transmission.

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