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Congratulations to our $1 Million MONOPOLY Collect & Win Game Winner!



Jun 23rd, 2017

Monopoly Winner Photo and Congratulations Message

We Have a Winner! Massachusetts Star Market Customer Wins $1,000,000 Playing MONOPOLY

Dorchester Resident April Carrington Collects 2017’s MONOPOLY Collect & Win Game

Last Chance Drawing for $1 Million Dollars!

April C. and the Star Market Team

WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA — 6-22-17 — Shaw’s and Star Market announced today that Dorchester, MA resident April Carrington has won the $1 million prize in the Albertsons Companies 2017 MONOPOLY Collect & Win Game. Besides playing the Collect and Win game, Ms. Carrington entered dozens of online sweepstake codes from her collected game tickets. One of those codes was randomly selected in the Last Chance drawing and earned her the top prize.

“Customers across the country won more than $103 million in prizes during this year’s MONOPOLY Collect & Win Game,” said Paul Gossett, President of Shaw’s Supermarkets.  “This year we guaranteed a $1 million prize winner and we are so pleased to be able to award that right here in New England.”

“When the MONOPOLY game begins in February, anticipation for this day builds for the entire Star Market team,” said Joe Kelley, Vice President and General Manager of Star Market.  “We are so thrilled that April, a Star Market customer from Dorchester, was selected from more than 164 million entries and has won the $1 million dollar prize. This feels like a victory for our entire team.”

A highlight of this year’s game was an online sweepstakes where customers could scan a code provided in a MONOPOLY game ticket for a chance to win cash and grocery gift cards throughout the Collect & Win Game.  To ensure there was a Grand Prize winner, all valid sweepstakes entries collected during the game were eligible for a random, last chance drawing. By shopping at her local Star Market, Carrington collected a number of sweepstake entries and captured the MONOPOLY Collect & Win Game prize.

The grand prize was awarded at a ceremony held at the Star Market at 45 William T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA on June 22, 2017.

48 Responses to Congratulations to our $1 Million MONOPOLY Collect & Win Game Winner!

  1. Susan Grubbs 25/06/2017 at 9:42 am

    That’s AWESOME!! Congrats!!

  2. Lorraine Rizzuto 29/06/2017 at 10:11 am

    That is great . I am glad someone from Massachusetts won!! Way to go!!

  3. murray ferrino 29/06/2017 at 10:12 am

    congratualations/with your Good thoughts and perservering Great Dreams coming true!

  4. Robin Gracia 29/06/2017 at 10:35 am

    congratulations. may your winnings help uplift your life .

  5. Marion 29/06/2017 at 10:50 am



  6. Rita 29/06/2017 at 11:02 am

    Nice.. congratulations.

  7. Ruth Chobit 29/06/2017 at 11:03 am

    Where there any other prizes given out in that second chance drawing?

  8. Paul Amirault 29/06/2017 at 11:03 am

    Special congratulations to you and yours:)!

  9. Paul Colon 29/06/2017 at 11:42 am

    Congrats April. Glad to someone from my hometown of Dorchester, MA. won the $1 million dollar prize. Great job Shaw’s/Star markets.

  10. Nicole Fuentes 29/06/2017 at 12:00 pm


  11. Sara Keylor 29/06/2017 at 1:38 pm

    How wonderful for you! Definitely have to have a New England Clambake to celebrate your winnings! Also, please consider doing something to help the less fortunate with your winnings like donating to a homeless shelter or food bank. Enjoy!

  12. Cheryl Riley 29/06/2017 at 2:38 pm

    Unfortunately all the Shaw’s by Peterborough, NH ran out of tickets before the game was over. Makes it kind of hard to play or win.

    Get your act together Shaw’s.

    • Customer Support 02/07/2017 at 10:51 am

      Cheryl, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding our Monopoly Promotion. We will pass your concerns on to our Marketing Department for further review and consideration. Thank you. -Brandin

  13. Debbie Martel 29/06/2017 at 5:10 pm

    Awesome,Congratulations!! I glad to see someone won from MA.

  14. Debbie Martel 29/06/2017 at 5:12 pm

    Awesome,Congratulations!! I’m glad to see someone won from MA.

  15. Carol Stark 29/06/2017 at 5:26 pm

    fantastic so happy for her.

  16. TUAN huynh 29/06/2017 at 6:33 pm

    Congratulation April Carrington for being $1 Million MONOPOLY.

  17. Evelyn Lovett 29/06/2017 at 6:56 pm

    Wow!! So happy to see it was someone from Massachusetts!! Congratulations April!!

  18. Dottie 30/06/2017 at 5:04 pm

    That is just awesome! I hope you enjoy your winnings.

  19. Deb Rudel 05/07/2017 at 7:36 am

    You go girl, so happy for you, and thank you Shawn, my favorite grocery store, love your specials

    • Customer Support 06/07/2017 at 12:06 pm

      Deb, we truly appreciate your kind words! Would you be willing to provide your store location? -Jayme

  20. Theresa DaSilva 06/07/2017 at 1:17 am

    Same with the Shaw’ s in Fall River, Mass they ran out of tickets way before the game was over.

    • Customer Support 06/07/2017 at 6:57 pm

      Theresa, we are sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding our Monopoly Promotion. Game piece quantities were available while supplies last and due to unprecedented popularity, we exhausted our inventory earlier than expected. We will pass your concerns on to our Marketing Department for further review and consideration. Thank you. –Cornelius

  21. Ellie ball 15/07/2017 at 3:35 pm

    I spent lots of money to play this game.i ended up with $70.00 worth of $5.00 tickets.each one with a code on it,to be used to buy music,ebooks,apps,games.the two places I can use these printed tickets is Best Buy,and Amazon .these places and people I talked to are no help.other than saying I would run into tec problems and there for it would not upset with this thought,do not know what to do with them.the deadline is the 17th of this month .its called visa meta bank =visa virtual account I have.please respond asp ,cause of the date being the 17th
    Thank ellie

    • Customer Support 17/07/2017 at 12:36 pm

      Ellie, I’m afraid the deadline to redeem any online codes on our website has already passed. Can you clarify where you see the date of the 17th? Thank you. -Brandin

  22. Evelyn Keylor 28/12/2017 at 4:49 pm

    Any idea when it’s coming for the year 2018, i cant wait!

    • Customer Support 29/12/2017 at 10:05 am

      Thank you for the inquiry, Evelyn. You’ll have to stay tuned to find out -Chris

  23. Brenda Kearney 11/02/2018 at 5:20 pm

    You want to win

    • Customer Support 12/02/2018 at 11:40 am

      We want all of our guests to enjoy our Monopoly game, Brenda! Good luck! -Lizet

  24. Janice 25/03/2018 at 12:43 pm

    (re: 2018 Monopoly) Sad because I have spent more than 2K in the two Shaws near me as I get my groceries and other items in Shaws; yet, I keep getting the same, same tickets – not even a $5 or $10 reward completed… Do I have to go out of town in hopes of getting different “sets” of tickets? 🙁 Same is true for last year’s monopoly.

    • Customer Support 26/03/2018 at 11:23 am

      Hi Janice, we are very sorry to hear of your frustration with the Monopoly game. This is not our intent. We provide these promotions for your fun and entertainment. We have forwarded your comments to the Marketing Department for their review. Thank you for shopping with us. –Lizet

  25. Rehana Yusif 02/04/2018 at 5:11 pm

    I’ve been playing monopoly this year. I have a question. In order to be pulled for the second chance drawing (if there is one this year) must I enter my Fandango and Universal tickets into the sweepstakes, or keep them all to have a better chance of winning(If there is a second chance sweepstakes)?

    • Customer Support 03/04/2018 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks for the inquiry, Rehana. We suggest entering all of your sweepstakes codes online as this is what makes you eligible for the last chance drawing. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We’re always happy to be of assistance. -Chris

  26. Margie 08/04/2018 at 3:22 pm

    Last year we could earn a Fandango free movie ticket. This year it’s a $5.00 toward a ticket. Not worth all this for a $5.00 refund.

    • Customer Support 09/04/2018 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Margie, we are very sorry to hear of your frustration with the Monopoly game. This is not our intent. We provide these promotions for your fun and entertainment. We have forwarded your comments to the Marketing Department for their review. Thank you for shopping with us. –Jayme

  27. Dan F 27/04/2018 at 1:49 am

    I love monopoly. I’m glad to see the real odds here. Don’t expect anything but free hot dog buns and gravy. It’s all in the numbers people. You have to be lottery lucky to win the big prizes.

    • Customer Support 30/04/2018 at 11:37 am

      Hello Dan, We are very pleased that you enjoy the game. Thank you very much for the kind words and feedback. Have a wonderful day!-Wendy

  28. Deborah Gendron 08/05/2018 at 7:47 am

    It says you have till 5/18/18 to enter your tickets but there is nothing to allow it. What’s going on?

  29. Tabatha L Hemingway 15/07/2018 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, I had tons of Fandango and Universal studio points to use for the 2018 sweepstakes and I cannot find out how to use them. I don’t know why it has to be so difficult. Has it expired?

    • Customer Support 16/07/2018 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Tabatha! We’re sorry to hear of your difficulties in redeeming your Fandango and Universal Studios points. This is because our Monopoly Promotional Game has ended for this year, and these points had to be redeemed by the end of May, so they may be expired. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We’ve let our Marketing Teams know about this for review and improvements on next year’s game. Thank you. -Wendy

  30. Andrew 24/08/2018 at 1:32 pm

    Anyone know who won this year’s last chance drawing? Only 1 one million dollar prize was won (Idaho) and 2 were guaranteed.

    • Customer Support 27/08/2018 at 6:31 pm

      Hi Andrew! The Winners list can be obtained by sending a first class stamped, self-addressed envelope to: SHOP, PLAY, WIN! MON-11 Game Winners, P. O. Box 813368, Smyrna, GA 30081. Requests must be received by September 29, 2018. Thank you! -Cornelius

  31. Andrew 27/08/2018 at 7:40 pm

    Ok thanks. I sent one on July 8 but have not received a response, will continue waiting.

  32. Ms. Brenda K. Smith 23/02/2019 at 6:51 pm

    This is the FUNNEST game EVER y’all !! I was a second chance winner in Texas and won some money but nothing like this. Still? It was a blessing for this single mama at the time. I absolutely could NOT believe it!! I thought it was a bogus email at first so I didn’t even open it. Then the calls so I didn’t return the calls. I love this game and the ‘anticipation’ of breaking a seal, typing in a code, cut/paste on a game board and now a spinning wheel? YEAHHHH!! Go TEAM BRENDA!! Hopefully I’ll hit it big this year! I’ve moved out of state now for my teaching position and was so HAPPY to see we play it up here too! Have FUN and good luck everyone!! I hope to win the BIG one to help set up college funds for my Special Education students for starters…. Monopoly 2019 #1 FAN is here to PLAY!!!

    • Customer Support 25/02/2019 at 3:36 pm

      We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying our Monopoly promotion this year, Brenda! We will make sure to let our appropriate Marketing Teams know as well. Thank you for playing, and best of luck to you! –Cynthia

  33. james dugan 14/03/2019 at 6:54 am

    How did this article…a celebration of someone being lucky playing a game you all played and probably enjoyed and spent time dreaming about winning…how did this article create such a influx of whiney sore losers complaining about the game.
    Monopoly and Shaws and Star Market…all of these things are good. This is not the forum to complain. If anything, say congrats to April and move on.

    • Customer Support 15/03/2019 at 2:40 pm

      Hi James, thanks for your outlook on this. We were certainly hoping for more of a positive reaction from our customers. Thank you. -George

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