The Verigin household in Salmo will certainly be having a bright Christmas this year after Lydia Verigin cashed in big on BC Lotto earlier this fall.
Lydia was at home checking her lottery numbers when she discovered she had won $75,000 in the BC/49 draw for Oct. 2.
“I was sitting at my kitchen table when I found out and I couldn’t believe it, I was shaking,” Verigin said.
“I’ve been playing BC/49 ever since it started, and always select my own numbers,” she added.
“They’re random numbers, but for some reason they’ve stuck over the years.”
With such a big windfall, the question is, “What’s Lydia going to splurge on?”
She’s thinking about a new golf bag and clubs — and maybe — a new SUV to haul them in.
Lydia’s big win may give others who play the same numbers over and over and never win, the aspiration to keep on trying.
A bountiful surprise could be just around the corner.