Penticton lottery winner initially thought she missed prize

Near miss for lotto winner

Penticton resident Anna Fodor plans on purchasing a new truck and trailer with the proceeds of her winning lottery ticket. 

Fodor nearly missed out on a $500,000, initially thinking she wasn’t a winner when she checked the ticket she purchased at Duncan Grocery. 

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

She matched all seven numbers for one of the 42 Maxmillion prizes from the Jan. 7, 2020 Lotto Max draw — splitting the $1M prize with a winner in Ontario with the same winning numbers. 

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

Fodor made the trek from Penticton to BCLC’s Kamloops head-office to pick up her $500,000 cheque, “I was born in Kamloops and lived in BC all my life,” she explained.

Fodor says the first thing on her 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... It will make a huge difference in my life.”

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