Cat Food Rendezvous Leaves Richmond Woman Set for Life


Winner poses for Set for Life photo

Dorothy Barnes thought she was going to the store for cat food and toilet paper, but instead came home $675,000 richer from a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket.

The Richmond resident, who claimed her prize using BCLC’s alternate prize-claim process, stopped in at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Williams Road where she decided to purchase the ticket.

“When I realized I had uncovered three cash for life symbols, I dropped my ticket and quickly grabbed my iPad. I returned the next day to the Shoppers Drug Mart and saw the clerk that sold me the ticket. I wanted to share the good news with him.”

Barnes couldn’t wait to tell her partner, who was in the garden dealing with a minor spider problem.

“I was yelling at him to come into the house, so at first he thought that I needed him to kill a spider, but when I told him I had won, he immediately got his phone to share the news with our family and close friends.”

She plans to travel closer to home after purchasing a new motorhome with her prize, and also wants to “pay it forward” by setting her children up for the future.

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