Danielle Wright, 30, of Edmonton, thought she was dreaming after she scratched off a $5 Win! It! All! ticket last week, winning $60,000.
Last Wednesday after picking her son up from school she stopped at the Phillips IGA in Hiseville to pick up a few groceries. While there, she decided to purchase a Win! It! All! scratch-off ticket.
“While scratching it off, I saw the coin symbol. As I started scratching the prize amount off, I first thought I’d won $60,” she said. That was until she scratched off more, revealing more zeroes.
“I was like, ‘wait, what does that say?’ I realized then it was $60,000,” Wright told lottery officials.
“I think I’m dreaming. Can you pinch me?” she asked lottery officials jokingly.
“My dad told me it was meant for me to buy that ticket. I do believe things happen for a reason,” Wright said.
Wright walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $42,600, after taxes. She told lottery officials she plans to buy a car and pay on her student loan with her winnings.
Phillips IGA will receive $600 for selling the winning ticket.