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Great-grandmother scores $500,000 lotto win during B.C. visit

Lillian Williamson of Regina, Sask, won $500,000 on a lottery ticket she bought in Golden, B.C. on the way to visiting her great-grandson in Kelowna.
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February 18, 2020 - 4:39 PM

A Regina woman travelling to visit her great-grandson in Kelowna won more than just family time - she scored a $500,000 lotto win.

Williamson bought the winning lottery ticket at the Fas Gas station in Golden, where she stopped to fuel up, according to a BC Lottery Corporation media release.

She regularly plays Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49, and during her stop in Golden she she matched all four numbers playing the Extra on Saturday’s Lotto 6/49 draw.

“I feel numb,” Williamson says in a media release. “It’s only my second time visiting B.C.”

Williamson is going to use the money to make the trip of a lifetime, her first time outside of the country. 

“I’ve always dreamed I could go to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville,” Williamson says in the release. “The first thing I will have to do is renew my passport.”

She’ll also share the winnings with her 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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