“You Broke My Machine Merna!”: Kamloops Woman in Shock after Winning $50K Scratch & Win Ticket


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Merna Johnston was in for a complete shock when she went to check her Money Wreath Scratch & Win ticket.

The Kamloops resident purchased the ticket at Northhills Mall on Tranquille Road and returned there to check it.

The retailer scanned her ticket and upon realizing it was worth $50,000, she yelled with excitement -“You broke my machine Merna!” 

“It was a complete shocker,” Johnston recalled. “This is my second big win. I won once before playing bingo so it feels great to win again! 

Johnston has plans to pay some bills with her prize and will invest the rest.

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