Tortilla Chips, Valentine’s Treats and a $100K Scratch & Win Prize for Abbotsford Resident

February 14, 2023


A trip to the store for some gifts for her grandson and a spur-of-the-moment purchase of a Black Pearls Scratch & Win ticket netted a 100,000 prize for Joan Stevens, who won the game’s top prize.

“I went to the store to buy some tortilla chips and Valentine’s Day candy for my grandson as this store has really cool candy and purchasing the ticket was an afterthought,” she recalled of her motivation to purchase the ticket. 

The Abbotsford resident purchased her ticket from the Husky on Old Yale Road and was at home when she found out she won.

“My first thought was that it couldn’t be real! I went right back to the store to validate it.”

Stevens was most excited to share the news with her daughter.

“She was in disbelief and thought I was lying,” Stevens said.

She hopes to make her retirement dreams of living by the ocean come true, thanks to this win.

“I’ve always dreamt of retiring and buying my dream home on Vancouver Island if I ever won the lottery.”