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Lumby woman wins lottery months after losing house to fire

Sarah Ross of Lumby won the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize on the September 7, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw.
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September 12, 2016 - 1:56 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Lumby woman travelled to Kamloops today, Sept. 12, to pick up a $1 million dollar cheque from the B.C. Lottery Corporation after her Lotto 6/49 win last week.

The lotto win comes just months after Sarah Ross and her family lost their home to fire.

“They actually demolished the house last week,” she says. “It’s been quite an emotional roller coaster the last three months.”

Ross says she and her husband will continue to go to work and don't have any big plans for the money yet.

“We’re both going to work and keep doing what we do normally,” she says.

The mother of two is a dental assistant and her husband travels to Fort McMurray for work.

Ross discovered she won the lottery on Wednesday, Sept. 7 while on the job and was in a bit of a state of shock.

“I went back to work and finished the day,” she says. “Everyone I work with had a bit of a kick in their step (when the learned of her lotto win).”

While a trip is likely in her family's future, Ross says it won't happen until winter.

"This is my favourite time of year, so I love being around now," she says.

Find past stories on lottery winners here.

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