Qualicum Beach Woman Feels “Absolute Gratitude” after Winning $50K Scratch & Win Ticket

May 03, 2021

Qualicum Beach Winner

Karen Trimble is experiencing all-the-feels – notable gratitude – after finding out she won $50,000 from a Maximum Gold Scratch & Win ticket. 

The Qualicum Beach resident purchased her ticket from Coombs Corner Petro-Canada on Alberni Highway and was enjoying a cup of coffee after work when scratched her ticket. 

“At first, I didn’t believe it and had to check and recheck the ticket,” she recalled. “I even read the instructions on the back of the ticket to confirm that I had won!” 

Trimble immediately signed her ticket and returned to Petro-Canada to check it.

“The first thing that crossed my mind was ‘is this real and really happening?’ It’s unbelievable!” 

Trimble has a few plans for her prize which include treating her family and herself to a few gifts, donating some to a local charity and saving for retirement. 

On how it feels to win, Trimble says “For me, it’s absolute gratitude.” 

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