Okanagan Falls Woman Floats Away with $25K Pacific Hold’Em Poker Windfall

December 14, 2021

OK Falls winner

Shelley Mackenzie is soaking up the excitement after scoring $25,428.00 from the Pacific Hold’Em Poker draw on October 29, 2021. 

The Okanagan Falls resident has her sights set on a new hot tub, thanks to her unexpected prize. 

Mackenzie purchased her ticket at the Royal Canadian Legion on Veterans Way and was volunteering there when she realized she won.

“I saw that the Bad Beat was won in Okanagan Falls so I checked the ticket at the legion self-checker and saw that I was a winner,” she recalled. “I had to call my husband over to see the amount won as I was too short to see the screen.”

The excitement is taking a bit of time to sink in for Mackenzie.

“To begin with I was a little nervous and people kept asking me why I wasn’t excited yet. I just kept thinking that I have to protect this ticket,” she explained.

“This whole process has been so great,” she added.