Mother-Daughter Tradition Leaves Them Set for Life


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Myrna Bowen and her daughter Savannah Walker have an evening tradition of spending time together on the porch, catching up on each other’s day, while enjoying the outdoors. During just such an occasion, Savannah decided to check the Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket they’d recently purchased, only to realize, it wasn’t like any other evening at all.

“We started to cry and hug on the patio,” Bowen recalled after Walker scanned the ticket using the BCLC Lotto! app, and they realized they’d won the game’s top prize: $675,000.

Originally from Stewart, B.C., mom and daughter now call Greenwood, B.C., home – population 665. They purchased their Scratch & Win ticket at the Canco gas station and said they appreciated using BCLC’s temporary alternate prize-claim process.

“We’ve had our eye on a few properties in the area,” Bowen said of her plans for the win. “Now we can put an offer on the place we really wanted.”

Walker said she’d also like to purchase a new vehicle.

“We are just happy,” Walker said, with Bowen adding, “We always dreamed that one day we would win.”

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