In a press release on Friday afternoon, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation announced one of the big prize winners of the SCRATCH 'N WIN (Zing) lottery game.
An Inuvik resident thought she had only received a small winning from the Crossword Multiplier Zing Ticket purchased at the Inuvik’s RX Drug Mart.
“I scratched my ticket and thought I won $1,000,” Georgina Firth told the lottery corporation.
“I was happy to win that, so I took the ticket to the store to make sure it was a winner.”
However, Firth ended up getting a whole lot more than she bargained for.
“I was shocked when I scanned it and saw that I won $100,000. I didn’t know what to say or do. I was shivering and having a hard time standing.”
Firth said she wants to visit her son in Whitehorse and also “help people” with the money from her winnings.
“This will help me do even more,” Firth said.