In March 2015, Natalie Baugh of Colombus, Texas, learned that she had officially won $100,000 in Albertsons Companies, Inc.'s, 2015 Play Monopoly competition. Baugh, who had been waiting tables to pay her way through Texas Christian University, stated intentions to use the windfall to pay for school.
In March 20015, Albertsons also announced the names of two other major winners in the Play Monopoly competition. Diana Vasquez of Phoenix, Arizona, and Kandi Decker of Meridian, Idaho, each won $10,000.
Vasquez, who has two children with autism, a neuro-developmental disorder that interferes with verbal and nonverbal communication skills, announced that she intended to use part of her winnings to pay for speech therapy for her children and plans to save the rest.
Decker, who has five children, said that her children collected the game pieces and put them on the playing board. She further revealed that at first she did not believe it when her eight-year-old son announced that they had collected the pieces needed to win a $10,000 prize. Decker and her husband intended to put the prize money toward a new minivan for the family.