News Release
 April 23, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont is pleased to announce that it has awarded its first big winner in the Monopoly Collect and Win. Cherry Person, a resident of Niagara Falls, NY has played Monopoly Collect and Win for several years and was shocked when she realized he won the 2nd Chance Sweepstakes prize. "I couldn't believe it when I won. I’ve played this game for years and couldn’t believe my eyes!" said Cherry who bubbled with enthusiasm when TOPS officials told her the news. A formal check presentation and celebration where Cherry was presented with $5,000 in TOPS gift cards took place at the Tops Markets located at 1000 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls, NY at 4:00 pm on April 27 where Cherry was surrounded by over 30 friends and family.

“I have done several Monopoly check presentations in my time with TOPS and never have I seen such an outpouring of support and accolades for a winner before,” said TOPS store manager, Rick Dunne. “This couldn’t go to a more deserving person.”

And those sentiments were echoed by everyone TOPS representatives spoke to at the celebration. After a long career spanning over 40 years as a nurse, Cherry continues to devote her time helping those less fortunate in her community, many of which came out to support her that day. Immediately upon receiving her prize she turned to TOPS officials and asked how she could use her prize to give back to others by breaking up her gift cards into smaller denominations so that she could use them to assist organizations and people in the community. At the same time her husband was filling up gas tanks of friends and family at the TOPS fuel station in the parking lot. To say this prize could not have gone to a more deserving family would be an understatement. TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win returned to TOPS for its 9th consecutive season March 11 and will run through June 2, 2018 (or while tickets last). TOPS is excited to bring the FULLY CHARGED TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win game to consumers with over $42,000,00 in prizes and money-saving coupons. 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. To date over 94,000 prizes have been awarded! There is an incredible line-up of fully charged prizes that will energize your life. You can feel the surge of winning with a chance to win a $250,000 smart home, $100,000 His & Her High Performance Cars, a $50,000 Rockstar Backyard, a $35,000 Tech Toy Chest, and Florida Family Vacations or Caribbean Cruises, to name a few of the fully charged jackpot of prizes! Inside each game ticket, customers receive four game “markers” as pieces of one of the 19 opportunities within the game board. Customers collect the appropriate markers on the game board to complete the picture and win that prize. Within each ticket are also instant wins of cash up to $10,000, Tops gift cards, grocery products, and money-saving coupon offers. Continuing this year is an online version of the Tops Monopoly® Collect and Win Game. Each game ticket may also include one game marker with a special twelve digit code. Customers can visit and enter their code for a chance to win prizes ranging from $1 and $2 in Tops BonusBucks to $2,500 cash. All online codes entered will also have a chance to win $5,000 in Stockpile gift cards that can be used to purchase stocks of their choice. New this year, game participants will find lucky tokens inside hundreds of thousands of game tickets! Save these tokens and every week during the TOPS Monopoly program, check the front page of the TOPS weekly ad to see if one of your lucky tokens matches that week’s featured deal. Redeem your token at checkout to unlock the extra savings! TOPS Monopoly® Collect and Win allows customers to play every time they check-out at a Tops Friendly Markets location. Customers play the Monopoly® Collect and Win game by obtaining a free game board at any Tops Markets location; upon checkout, game tickets are provided. One game ticket is given for every purchase with a BonusPlus card, with additional tickets provided based on the purchase of more than 3,000 specially marked items in the store. The sooner you open your game ticket, the sooner you can start to redeem great prizes! # # # About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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