Scratch & Win birthday gift earns top prize12/05/2014
Retired Vernon resident Roy Tiller decided to treat himself to a Classic Gold Scratch & Win ticket on May 9 as a birthday gift and was stunned when it turned out to be the best gift he’d ever given himself.
Tiller won a top prize of $500,000 by scratching three matching amounts as he sat with his wife in the hospital. “I took the ticket with me to visit my wife. As I was scratching I asked her how many lines I needed to win,” Tilly recalls. “Then I told her I had 500,000 three times. When she started to cry I knew it was good.”
Tiller called some friends who couldn’t believe his luck. and took the winning ticket over to show them as they made him a birthday dinner to celebrate. “I also called my daughter who didn’t believe me at first. But once it sunk in she was very happy for us,” he smiles. “This is a birthday to remember!”
Tiller plans to use his winnings to buy a new boat and trade up his RV.
The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on 27th Street in Vernon.
The Classic Gold Scratch & Win game offers 500,000 prizes of $40 or more and top prizes of $500,000. It is part of the popular Classic series.