Upon scratching her Deluxe Crossword Scratch & Win ticket, Victoria Tyers had to check her ticket several times before the reality hit that she was $75,000 richer and heading to Hawaii with a little extra spending money.
The Parksville resident purchased her ticket from the Mid Island Co-op on Island Highway East and was at her kitchen table when she discovered she was a winner.
“I counted the words at least 20 times,” she recalled. “I was in shock… my first thought was, ‘my trip is paid for!’”
Tyers plans to put some of her prize towards taking her family on a Hawaiian vacation this winter.
“I’m in disbelief! There really are winners out there,” she added.