It was a feast of winning served up recently for a pair of Vancouver Islanders who like to scratch.
A Cumberland woman is $50,000 richer, after winning the grand prize in the $3 Bingo Blast scratch lottery ticket.
“I was sitting at home in the morning and realized I had won the top prize,” says Clark. “In our community, nothing like this has happened and everyone is saying ‘wow.’ It’s like our community got a blessing!”
Clark purchased the winning Bingo Blast ticket at the Cumberland General Store and says the first thing she’ll do with her winnings is to head to a restaurant in Cumberland for a roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding.
Meanwhile, a Victoria woman got an even bigger cash boost while waiting for her scooter to charge at a Saanich shopping centre.
Brenda Schroeder thought she was reading it wrong when she won $100,000 from a Season’s Greetings Scratch & Win.
The Victoria woman bought her tickets at the Tillicum Centre and was waiting for her scooter to charge when she decided to scratch them.
“I had started to scratch my ticket and noticed that I could be a winner, but I decided to scratch the other three first before I went to check them,” Schroeder said. “When I checked the ticket on the self checker, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing … so many zeros on the screen.
“I just couldn’t believe it, I was completely shocked.”
Schroeder couldn’t wait to share the good news with her friend, who didn’t believe her at first.
“She was shocked as well, and it was the background noise of all the excitement that made her come to the realization that I was not joking and this was real,” Schroeder said.
Schroeder has plans to put her win towards a new home for her and her grandson, as well as share the rest with her family.