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Penticton $500,000 lottery winner plans to buy new truck

Anna Fodor is the $500,000 lottery winner from Penticton.
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January 27, 2020 - 10:19 AM

When Anna Fodor checked her Lotto Max ticket manually and realized she did not win the record-breaking $70-million jackpot, she thought that was that.

Later on, she scanned the same ticket and realized she nearly missed out on a $500,000 win as she had actually matched all seven numbers for one of the 42 Maxmillion prizes from Jan. 7, 2020 Lotto Max draw, according to a BC Lottery Corporation news release.

The Penticton resident, who bought the winning ticket at Duncan Grocery in Penticton, split the $1 million Maxmillion prize with a winner in Ontario with the same winning numbers, the release said.

“I had checked on the BCLC website and I didn’t have any winning numbers on the main draw,” Fodor said in the release. “I didn’t realize I had won until I scanned it at the corner store where I bought the ticket.”

Fodor described the win as “amazing, pure happiness.”

Fodor, who made the trek from her home in Penticton to BCLC’s Kamloops head office to pick up her $500,000 cheque, said she’s no stranger to Kamloops.

“I was born in Kamloops and lived in B.C. all my life,” she said.

The first thing on Fodor’s bucket list is a new Toyota Tacoma truck.

“I will buy a truck and probably a fifth wheel (trailer) for travelling and invest the rest wisely,” she said. “It will make a huge difference in my life.”

British Columbians have claimed more than $11 million in Lotto Max prizes so far in 2020, the release said.

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