A Kamloops woman is $675,000 richer after winning a big prize on a scratch and win ticket.
Angela Gardner was listening to the radio while enjoying her morning coffee when she scratched three identical cash symbols on her Set for Life ticket.
“I turned to [my boyfriend] and said, ‘I think I won,’” Gardner said as she recalled that unforgettable Saturday morning. “We checked the ticket on his Lotto! app. I called BCLC to see if this was real. I was in complete shock.”
Gardner purchased her $5 ticket at McGoo's Smokes N Stuff in Northills Centre in North Kamloops and claimed her Scratch & Win prize using BCLC’s alternate prize-claim process.
She said winning means she will be able to travel in B.C. more, as well as undertake some home improvements.
“I’ve always wanted to have a swimming pool, and this will help make this a reality,” she said, adding she will also use the prize to save for her retirement.
Gardner said she hasn’t had time to celebrate yet, as she was getting ready for a visit to Vancouver Island.
“A few people have said I should buy a bottle of Champagne,” she said. “We will probably have a family dinner.”