Jonna Madsen was convinced her win was too good to be true after scratching her Chinese Checkers Scratch & Win ticket and realizing she scored the game’s top prize of $50,000.
“It doesn’t seem real,” she said. “I’m waiting for someone to tell me it’s a big mistake!”
The Salmo resident purchased and checked the ticket at the Salmo Esso on Railway Avenue.
“One of the clerks ran it through her machine and confirmed the win. It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Madsen added.
Madsen has plans to purchase a used car with her prize and will put the rest away to visit family in Europe once it’s safe to do so.