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Cup of coffee brings hot million

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Black gold took on a new connotation when a Selkirk resident's coffee at McDonald's turned into a $1-million prize in the restaurant's Monopoly contest.

The customer pulled a Collect and Win game stamp off his coffee cup to find out he'd won the $1 million. The Monopoly contest was launched Sept. 25 and is now closed.

The winner will be identified today at 10 a.m. at the McDonald's location at Main Street and Selkirk Avenue in Selkirk where the coffee was purchased.

It's the first Canadian winner of $1 million in the contest in five years, according to a McDonald's spokeswoman.

McDonald's owns and operates over 1,400 restaurants and employs more than 80,000 people across Canada.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 29, 2012 A10

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