A cruise and some cuddles from puppies are on the mind of Sherry Edwards, who won the $1-million guaranteed prize in the Sept. 1 Lotto 6/49 draw.
The Kamloops woman learned of her win while at home sitting in her rocking chair and sipping tea.
“I checked the numbers three times online before realizing I had won,” she said.
After self-checking the numbers at the Husky gas station on Columbia Street in Sahali — where she bought her ticket — Edwards immediately called her son to share the good news.
“He didn’t believe me until I sent him a picture,” she said. “We were so excited.”
Edwards is looking forward to fulfilling some of her dreams and helping care for those she loves most.
“I feel blessed and so incredibly grateful,” she said. “I can set up an education fund for my grandchildren and I’ve always dreamed of adopting more dogs in need of a good home.”
To celebrate her win, Edwards is planning on purchasing a new truck and going on a cruise to Alaska with her girlfriend.
“I wasn’t sure if I could afford to go a week ago, but now I know I can make it happen,” she said.
Lotto 6/49 is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 7:30 p.m.