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Single mom's itch pays off big

 A single Kelowna mother of two, struggling to make mortgage payments is looking at a whole new bottom line after winning $1.5 million on a Scratch & Win ticket.

In a release issued by the BC Lottery Commission, Jacqueline Davenport says it was just another Tuesday.

"I was just running out to get french fries and decided to stop to purchase a Scratch & Win ticket."

She picked up her winning ticket at Knox Mountain Market in Kelowna. She purchased a $100,000 A Year For Life ticket for $20.

"I went home to eat and then I scratched my ticket. I matched the gem and I knew I had won something, and when I realized it was the jackpot I came running out of my room. My daughter thought something was wrong and I had to reassure her everything was okay!"

Davenport is a consultant with two children. She said she's been working "seven days a week for over a year to make ends meet, but the ends were not meeting."

She had recently put her house up for sale. Now that her financial life looks a lot different, Davenport is not making big plans yet to spend her winnings. She says she wants to "think about it for a couple of months."

"I always believed that one day I was going to win big," she said. "It finally happened!"

The $100,000 A Year For Life Scratch & Win ticket offers players a chance to win a top prize of $100,000 every year for the rest of their life. Winners also have the option of choosing a lump-sum payment of $1.5 million.

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