A trip to the store to buy a Saturday morning paper led Domenico Di Giacomo to buy a scratch and win ticket on a whim.
That spur of the moment decision led to Di Giacomo winning $500,000.
He bought the paper — and ticket — at the Canco gas station in North Kamloops.
“When I pick my scratch and win tickets, I always pick the ticket in the middle,” Di Giacomo said. “I’ve been celebrating since last week.”
Di Giacomo said the windfall will make his retirement easier. One of his bucket list items is to buy a motorcycle, which he has already ordered.
The odds of winning the $500,000 prize in the Jackpot scratch and win game is approximately 1 in 500,000.