BC woman "in shock" after winning $3 million Scratch & Win prize

Jan 21 2021, 9:54 am

A recent trip to a Kelowna convenience store turned out to be a “life-changing” experience for Darlene Curylo.

While at the store, Curylo purchased a Triple Millions Scratch & Win ticket, only to discover later she’d won $3 million – the largest instant-ticket prize BCLC has ever awarded.

“I was in my car in the parking lot, and I scratched the ticket,” Curylo recalled. “When I saw the amount I was in shock. I just couldn’t believe what I saw.”

Triple Millions is a national Scratch & Win game and the odds of winning the top prize are 1:1,210,000.

After the win sunk in, Curylo went home and shared her life-changing news with a friend.

“I showed her the ticket and she said, ‘Oh my gosh!’” Curylo said.

She then called her sister, who celebrated the win with her over the phone.

The Kelowna resident said she plans to purchase a new home and vehicle thanks to her “life-changing prize” and says she will invest the rest into savings.

“It is wonderful – it feels so amazing,” Curylo said.

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