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Maple Ridge woman wins lottery with ticket bought as a gift in Kelowna

Marlene Evens of Maple Ridge won $675,000 with a Set For Life tickets she received as a Christmas present from her niece. The ticket was purchased in Kelowna at the Orchard Park Shopping Centre.
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January 08, 2016 - 12:04 PM

VANCOUVER - A Maple Ridge woman received a $675,000 Christmas gift from her niece.

The Set For Life lottery ticket, purchased at the Orchard Park Shopping Centre in Kelowna, turned out to be a winner.

Marlene Evens of Maple Ridge says she waited until Christmas morning to scratch all of the tickets she received as presents, including the one from her niece.

“The Set For Life ticket was the first one I scratched and I won the top prize on the very first line of the ticket,” Evans says in a release from the B.C. Lottery Corporation. “I held the ticket and stared at it before calling my husband over to check it out.”

Evans plans to use the money to help pay for a new home.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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