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Kamloops woman wins $525K, sets sights on icy purchase

After winning $525,670.28 on PlayNow.com’s Golden Goddess MegaJackpots slots game, Kamloops woman Tricia Jerome has made plans to beat the summer heat.
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August 04, 2021 - 9:13 AM

After winning $525,670.28 on PlayNow.com’s Golden Goddess MegaJackpots slots game, Kamloops woman Tricia Jerome has made plans to beat the summer heat.

“Mama wants a new fridge with an ice maker,” Jerome told the BC Lotto Corporation following her win. “I feel like a fridge with an ice maker is perfect for this weather. I’ve been pulling out my ice trays and it’s too much space and a hassle.”

Jerome was playing Golden Goddess when she had triggered the secondary progressive jackpot, which accumulates across other jurisdictions across Canada.

“Honestly, I didn’t even know that I won. It came up with a black screen saying I had won the secondary jackpot, but I was asking myself ‘what did I win?’ and I didn’t understand what was going on," she said.

Even after confirming through BCLC’s Customer Support line that she won more than $500,000, Jerome was in disbelief.

“I have been spaced out all week, and I still don’t believe it," she said. "But at least now I can stop cleaning… I’ve been cleaning all week just to keep myself busy because I still couldn’t believe (it.)”

Aside from her new fridge with an ice maker, Jerome plans to buy a new washer and dryer for her laundry, and says she’d like to escape the summer smoke with a getaway.

 

 

 


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