Williams Lake woman wins $500,000

A Williams Lake woman is $500,000 richer after matching all four extra numbers on a recent Lotto 6/49 draw.

According to the B.C. Lottery Corporation, Maureen Fulton was “in a daze” upon finding out she won the money on the Nov. 18 draw. The odds of matching all four extra numbers is one in 3.76 million.

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She ha\d purchased the ticket from Save-On-Foods on Oliver Street and was at Handi-Mart when she decided to check her tickets.

“I think I won $500,000!” Fulton said, after checking her ticket at the self-checker. “Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that it said I had won something. I scanned it again and was in such a daze, I can’t remember what crossed my mind at that moment.”

Fulton couldn’t wait to share the big news with her sister, and then her brother. “They were in disbelief,” she recalled.

On how it feels to win, Fulton says her prize “doesn’t feel real yet - so it feels surreal.”

The long-time lottery player has plans to share her winnings with her family, as well as treat herself to a new car.

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