This question was sent by email from someone who prefers to remain anonymous, so we’ll call her Marigold.
Marigold’s sole source of income is ODSP, which is Ontario’s social assistance plan for people with disabilities. It’s more generous than regular social assistance, but it still requires that one be unflinchingly frugal to make ends meet.
Marigold could definitely use the cash, but it would be a rare treat for her to spend a luxurious night in a hotel.
She has asked me to ask you for advice. Should she keep the prize or sell it for $40?
The voting booth is open!
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