BCLC Brenda Schroeder

A Victoria woman is celebrating an early Christmas after she took home $100,000 on a Season’s Greetings Scratch & Win ticket.

Brenda Schroeder purchased her winning ticket, and a few others, from the Tillicum Centre Lottery Ticket Centre. She decided to scratch them while she was waiting for her scooter to charge.

“I had started to scratch my ticket and noticed that I could be a winner, but I decided to scratch the other three first before I went to check them,” said Schroeder.

“When I checked the ticket on the self checker, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing…so many zeros on the screen. I just couldn’t believe it, I was completely shocked.”

The Victoria local says she shared the news with a friend, who thought she was joking at first.

“She was shocked as well, and it was the background noise of all the excitement that made her come to the realization that I was not joking and this was real,” Schroeder explained.

She plans to put her win towards a new home for her and her grandson, and to share the remainder with her family.

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