A Victoria woman is proving that sometimes dreams do come true after she won $675,000 from her Set for Life scratch ticket.
“I was at home when I scratched my ticket and realized I had won. I sat there in disbelief and wasn’t sure if it was real,” Colleen Woods said of her big win in a British Columbia Lottery Corporation release.
One trip to London Drugs later, and Woods’ hopes were realized. “The screen said ‘major winner’ and everyone looked at me with their jaws dropped to the ground. I was so happy; it’s something everyone dreams about!” she said.
Since she’s retired, Woods said she’ll be spending her winnings on travel. “I’m quite happy in my life,” she said. “I am dreaming about where I should travel to next and the new experiences my journeys will take me.”
Woods purchased the winning Set for Life ticket at the Town Pantry on Shelbourne Street.
And she’s not the only recent ticket winner from the Victoria area; last month, Angella Gordon-Spence won $675,000 from a ticket she purchased at Hillside Shopping Centre.
“I want to take a family vacation to Mexico to relax and then we’ll decide what to do from there,” Gordon-Spence said when asked what she planned to do with the winnings.
And few weeks prior to that, Sidney resident Robert Scott won the $500,000 Extra prize from the Lotto 6/49.