Melvina Varcoe was speechless upon finding out she was $200,000 richer following a Keno draw on May 27, 2021.
The Victoria resident purchased the winning ticket from the Burnside Road Shell and checked her ticket on a self-checker at a 7-Eleven.
“I saw that there was 200 with several zeros,” she recalled. “I put it in my purse right away and took it to the cashier to make sure it was right.”
Varcoe first shared the news with one of her sons once the excitement had settled. “I don’t think either of us were that excited in the moment since we were both dumbfounded!”
The Keno winner doesn’t have any concrete plans at the moment for her unexpected win, but says she will likely invest her prize.
“I don’t know how to describe it but it feels great to be a winner!”