Kamloops woman wins big when scratching lottery ticket

Angela Gardner won $675,000 on a $5 Set for Life ticket she purchased at McGoo's Smokes N Stuff in Northills Centre in North Kamloops.

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.

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“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.”


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