News Release
 April 23, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, NY – Amid concerns in the world right now about COVID-19, Tops Friendly Markets is still making sure people’s baskets are filled with their essentials including with great prizes like Monopoly wins! Recently, Tops Friendly Markets presented High Falls, NY resident, Cynthia R. and Teresa N. of Rutland, Vt. with a $20,000 shopping spree! They are the seventh and eighth people to win one of twenty $20,000 guaranteed shopping sprees being given away during the Tops Monopoly Rip It and Win It game! The winning tickets were received in the New Paltz, NY and Rutland, Vermont stores respectively.

Cynthia shared that she was completely taken aback when she opened her ticket while she was home and said aloud to herself “this has got to be a misprint or mistake of some kind.” Cynthia’s good fortune was magnified immensely by the fact that she was invited by another cashier to go to her line, but she politely declined. “Had I gone to the other register, someone else would have had my winning ticket so I’m really glad I stayed in my lane,” stated Cynthia. Tops has three stores in Vermont and Teresa is the first winner from this state to win a grand prize this year. “It’s different without using the board as in past years, so when I ripped open the ticket, I was like wait a minute – it can’t be that simple as pulling a tab and then winning $20,000,” said Teresa.

“I shop at the Rutland Tops Road several times a week. I had just left the store and went home before work where I opened my tickets. I drove right back to the store and it was worth it,” added Teresa whom has played regularly for years.

Be sure to get your Rip It and Win It tickets at any Tops Friendly Markets location Now – May 23, 2020 (or while tickets last) during Tops Rip it and Win It Game. Shoppers can instantly win $20,000 shopping sprees, Tops gift cards, gas points, free food and more! Thanks to many key product vendor sponsors, these savings are above and beyond the everyday great values and we’re excited to pass these offers along to customers.

Tops Monopoly Rip It and Win It allows customers to play every time they check-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location using their Tops BonusPlus® card. Each purchase transaction will receive one game ticket and customers will also receive a game ticket for each participating vendor product purchased. With millions of instant winners and 20 guaranteed winners of a $20,000 shopping spree, every shopping trip is a chance to win! You could be next! ### About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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