A Happy New Year Indeed: Vancouver Resident Wins $1 Million from Scratch & Win Ticket

January 06, 2023


Joyce Preston has a lot to celebrate as we welcome a new year after winning the top prize of $1 million playing the $10 X Scratch & Win ticket. 

“I was at home and scratched this ticket as the last in a bunch,” recalled Preston. “I looked at the matching number and it said $1 million!” 

The Vancouver resident first shared the news of her win with her daughter, who screamed and exclaimed “Oh my god, a million!”

Preston is planning a vacation with her friends and hopes to help her grandchildren with their education. 

On how it feels to win $1 million?

“First I was in shock and disbelief but eventually it started to become more real when I told my family.” 

Preston purchased the winning ticket at the Shell Select station on Oak Street and King Edward Avenue in Vancouver. 

In 2022, Scratch & Win players redeemed more than $177 million in prize-winning tickets. 

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