Garry and Mary Altwasser’s early-morning ticket check was well worth it as they discovered they won one of 25 Guaranteed $50,000 prizes from the September 4, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw.
The Penticton residents purchased their ticket from Save-On-Foods on Main Street and were at home in their kitchen when they decided to look up the winning numbers.
“My wife looked up the numbers at 3 a.m.,” Garry explained. “She checked the first number and then realized that we won the guaranteed prize. We just thought, ‘great, fantastic, woohoo!’”
“It’s incredibly awesome,” said Mary. “For many days after I kept saying ‘fifty thousand, fifty thousand’… I think I’m more excited than my husband.”
The couple plans to put some of the prize towards a new vehicle and the remainder will go towards building a new home.