A lucky lottery wins six weeks back made a South Okanagan resident $25,000 more.
Shelley Mackenzie, Okanagan Falls bought her Pacific Hold’Em Poker card at the Royal Canadian Legion On Veterans Way. She won $25,428 on Oct. 28.
According to the B.C. Mackenzie won the lottery because she was volunteering at her local legion hall.
Mackenzie claims she is pursuing a hot tub because of the windfall.
I saw that Okanagan Falls had won the Bad Beat (jackpot), so I checked the ticket at legion self-checker to confirm that I was a winner.
I had no way to see the screen so I called my husband.
Mackenzie stated that it took some time for the excitement to sink in.
To start with, I was nervous and people kept asking why I wasn’t excited yet.
I kept thinking that I must protect this ticket.