Donna Tsakoza’s retirement plans just got a little more exciting after scratching her Luxury Crossword Scratch & Win ticket and discovering she landed the game’s top prize of $100,000.
“I looked it over three times because I was hoping it wasn’t a mistake,” she recalled of the moment she realized she won. “At first, I thought I matched 10 words and won $5,000 but then I realized it was 11 words!”
The Prophet River resident purchased her ticket from the Blue Bell Inn Petro Canada and was in her office at work when she decided to scratch her ticket.
Tsakoza couldn’t wait to share the news with her daughter.
“I told her right away when I thought I only won $5,000 and then told her I actually matched 11 and won $100,000. We were both so excited!”
Tsakoza will soon be driving into retirement in style with a new vehicle, thanks to her win.
She also plans to gift some of the prize to her granddaughter.