Kelowna woman wins $1 million on Lotto 6/49

Local woman wins lottery

A Kelowna woman is planning a trip to Mexico after winning one million dollars on the Lotto 6/49.

Sherrill Atchison purchased her ticket for the Sept. 22, 2021 draw at the Capri Centre Mall on Gordon Drive and was at the mall when she self-checked her ticket at the Independent Grocer.

“I grabbed my friend and told her to come with me to verify the ticket and I remember saying, ‘I think my eyeballs are upside down,’” she recalled.

Atchison’s friend of 10 years thought she was joking until Atchison began bouncing up and down while showing her friend the winning ticket.

Atchison plans to embark on a trip to Mexico — her first trip outside of Canada — and will also treat herself to some retail therapy with part of her prize.

“This win will make life a little more comfortable and I can now go shopping and buy whatever I need,” she added.

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