A Kamloops woman is a half-million-dollars richer after winning big on the BC Lottery Corporation’s online Golden Goddess MegaJackpots game at playnow.com.
Tricia Jerome has some newfound funds to help her beat the summer heat.
“Mama wants a new fridge with an ice maker,” says Jerome. “I feel like a fridge with an ice maker is perfect for this weather. I’ve been pulling out my ice trays and it’s too much space and a hassle.”
Jerome was playing Golden Goddess when she had triggered the secondary progressive jackpot, which accumulates across other jurisdictions across Canada.
“Honestly, I didn’t even know that I won. It came up with a black screen saying I had won the secondary jackpot, but I was asking myself ‘what did I win?’ and I didn’t understand what was going on.”
Even after confirming through BCLC’s customer support line that she had indeed won more than a half a million dollars, it still didn’t sink in.
“I have been spaced out all week and I still don’t believe it,” Jerome said. “But at least now I can stop cleaning … I’ve been cleaning all week just to keep myself busy because I still couldn’t believe.”
Along with a new fridge with an ice maker, Jerome plans to buy a new washer and dryer for her laundry room would also like to escape the summer smoke for a getaway.