Penticton resident Anna Fodor plans on purchasing a new truck and trailer with the proceeds from her winning lottery ticket.
Fodor nearly missed out on $500,000, initially thinking she wasn’t a winner when she checked the ticket she purchased at Duncan Grocery.
“I had checked on the BCLC website and I didn’t have any winning numbers on the main draw,” said Fodor. “I didn’t realize I had won until I scanned it at the corner store where I bought the ticket.”
She matched all seven numbers for one of the 42 Maxmillion prizes from the Jan. 7, 2020 Lotto Max draw — splitting the $1M prize with a winner in Ontario with the same winning numbers.
Fodor described the win as “amazing, pure happiness.”
Fodor travelled to BCLC’s Kamloops head office to pick up her $500,000 cheque.
“I was born in Kamloops and lived in B.C. all my life,” she explained.
Topping her post-lotto win shopping list? A new Toyota Tacoma.
“I will buy a truck and probably a fifth wheel (trailer) for travelling and invest the rest wisely... It will make a huge difference in my life.”
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