News Release
 May 8, 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 Dunkirk, NY resident, Mary Ann M. and Denis R. of Lowville, NY with a $20,000 shopping spree! They are the eleventh and twelfth people to win one of twenty $20,000 guaranteed shopping sprees being given away during the Tops Monopoly Rip It and Win It game! Mary Ann is a “front-line” worker with over 31 years at a local hospital. “I had just stopped for a few things and opened the tickets when I finished shopping,” said Mary Ann. “When I saw the ticket, I quickly called my husband, who is currently working from home and he didn’t answer at first. When I finally got through, he was really glad we connected,” added Mary Ann. “We have played the game since the beginning, but really like the ease of the current game – all you do is rip open the ticket,” said Mary Ann. “We don’t really gamble so playing this is fun and winning the grand prize is just amazing. “I took a picture of the ticket and sent it to my children and told them that when things settled down, we would all be enjoying a delicious, lobster dinner thanks to my big prize from Tops,” quipped Mary Ann. The old cliché is that sometimes it is better to be lucky than good fits perfectly for Denis R in this situation. “When my daughter and I approached the cash registers, there were two empty lanes so I just chose one,” said Denis. “I’ve played on and off over the years, and while walking in the parking lot, I showed her the ticket and we were in disbelief so we went back into the store,” said Denis. Denis commented, “that I had never won more than $50 until now and had always wondered what I would do if I won and now I know.” He plans to share some of the prize with his family and make a donation to the local food pantry and will continue to play the game a little more often going forward.

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 14,500 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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