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$500K win for Shuswap mother and daughter who bought lotto ticket in Kelowna

Theresa, from Sorrento, and Alexa, from Salmon Arm, are both hospital workers who play the lottery together regularly.
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March 03, 2021 - 10:58 AM

Theresa Worthington and her daughter Alexa thought they were stopping at the store to satisfy a licorice craving but instead found themselves $500,000 richer.

Theresa, from Sorrento, and Alexa, from Salmon Arm, are both hospital workers who play the lottery together regularly. While inside the store, Theresa remembered she had purchased a ticket with her daughter and they scanned it together on the self-checker. The prize amount from the Daily Grand draw didn’t show up on the screen so they waited for the retailer to check it.

“We couldn’t believe it and still don’t really believe it yet,” Theresa said in a press release from the BC Lotto Corporation.

The first person Theresa shared the news with was her husband, who was in disbelief.

“He thought I was lying at first. Then he noticed I was shaking really bad so he realized it must be real,"  she said. "To calm down I decided to bake some cookies for the dogs, and then some for us to enjoy with milk to celebrate.”

Both Theresa and Alexa intend to travel to Australia once it’s safe to do so. Theresa also plans to put part of her prize towards a new kitchen table, perhaps to assist with her passion for baking.

The duo purchased the winning ticket from Orchard Park Mall on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna.


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