A lucky couple from Quesnel are considering buying their first home while preparing for early retirement after earning $ 675,000 on a scratch ticket.
Carmen and Clinton Crossman were not only surprised but flabbergasted after learning of their victory, BCLC said in an Oct. 13 press release.
Carmen scratched the Set for Life ticket in her car after buying it from Super Save Gas on Front Street in Quesnel.
“At first I didn’t realize it was real,” she said. “I kept looking up and down at him and started to shake.”
Carmen immediately called Clinton after rechecking the ticket on BCLC’s lottery app.
“She called me hysterically,” Clinton recalls. “It took me a long time to believe it… I was flabbergasted! It still hasn’t really sunk.
This year, British Columbia lottery players traded over $ 10 million in Set for Life prizes.
Players can check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices.
“It’s life changing,” Clinton said. “I don’t even know if there’s a word for it, but it’s a good feeling.”