Ruth Inglis and her family enjoy purchasing Scratch & Win tickets for each other on celebratory occasions, and a recent Holiday Gift Pack ticket gifted from Inglis’s mother netted her an extra special present of being $150,000 richer.
The ticket was purchased in Maple Ridge from the Shoppers Drug Mart on Dewdney Trunk Road and Inglis was at home when she discovered the news after scanning her ticket on BCLC’s Lotto! App.
“I was so happy and my first thought was that I won $150,” she recalled. “I looked at it closer and thought it looked different and kept saying, ‘Oh my gosh’. I sent it to my family members and said, ‘Do you see what I see?’”
Her family members were in disbelief at her win.
“My son thought I was pranking everyone but once the dust settled everyone realized it was a real win,” said Inglis.
The Maple Ridge resident said this win will allow her to retire in the near future and plans to take her family to Mexico.
“It’s a significant amount of money. It’s surreal. This is about the family… the things we can do together,” she said of how it feels to win.