Almir Omerovic has scratched his way to more financial security.
And it all happened on a whim after stopping at a store for a snack.
The Burnaby resident couldn’t believe his eyes after realizing he scored the top prize of $100,000 from a 15X Multiplier Scratch & Win ticket.
He purchased the ticket on a whim from My Convenience Store on West Hastings Street in Vancouver and says he typically enjoys Crossword Scratch & Win tickets. He was still in the store when he scratched his ticket.
“I could not believe my eyes … I kept looking left and right to count the zeros,” he said. “I was in shock, I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing and that I had won a big prize.”
Omerovic shared the news with his family and it celebrated his big win over a dinner out.
“I already count myself as blessed because of my family, now this just adds to it,” he said.
Omerovic plans to use his prize to purchase a condo and says he is “so excited.”