A family from Lumby that suffered a major setback recently has won something of a consolation prize.
Sarah Ross was in Kamloops Monday morning, Sept. 12, to claim her $1-million Lotto 6/49 prize. She was the previously unidentified purchaser of the winning ticket, bought in Vernon.
The lottery win could not come at a better time for Ross. The family of five had just put their Lumby home on the market when it burned down in early June.
“It’s been an emotional time,” said Ross. “Our family and community have been so supportive throughout the summer. We’re very thankful.”
Ross said she was on "cloud nine" after checking her ticket and quickly called her husband with the amazing news. She was excited to tell her children next about the big win.
“The first things I bought after winning Lotto 6/49 were stuffed animals for my kids,” laughed Ross. “This is exciting because when the time comes we can help them with university.”
Her winning ticket was purchased at the Pharmasave on 30th Avenue in Vernon.