“I had to make sure it was real,”: $125k Scratch & Win Winner Thought it was a Practical Joke

December 15, 2021


When Teressa-Lynne Zelych realized she had won $125,000 playing a $10 Treasure Tree Scratch & Win ticket, she thought she was on the receiving end of a practical joke. 

“I kept looking at [the ticket], I had to make sure it was real,” said the Cranbrook resident, who purchased her winning ticket at the Real Canadian Superstore on 17 Street. 

On how she will celebrate, Zelych said she plans to renovate her home gift some money to her children.