Susan Hook and Martha McCallum have been best friends for more than 50 years and live together in Kamloops.
The two widows have been there for each other through all of life’s highs and lows.
On Aug. 17, the pair became millionaires,
Hook and McCallum bought a BC/49 ticket together last week and matched all six numbers in this past Saturday’s draw: 5, 12, 21, 31, 42, 43.
“I was on my coffee break and decided to check the ticket,” McCallum said. “I thought, ‘What do all the zeros mean?’ And I went back to work, believe it or not.”
Hook said the win came on a day that is usually difficult.
“I am not a drinker, but I said, ‘I need a glass of wine’ and we cried together,” she said. “Yesterday was the anniversary of my husband’s passing and it is quite something to know that we became millionaires on that day. I dread that day every year.”
The two friends plan to keep living together and plan to fulfil lifelong travel dreams and make their lives comfortable, “but not flashy”.