Kristy Bengert of Salmo won $1 million on a Scratch and Win ticket she purchased at the Waneta Plaza in Trail

Kristy Bengert of Salmo won $1 million on a Scratch and Win ticket she purchased at the Waneta Plaza in Trail

Salmo resident wins $1 million with scratch ticket

Winning ticket purchased Boxing Day at Trail's Waneta Plaza

A Boxing Day shopping trip turned into a million dollar event for Salmo resident Kristy Bengert after she bought a $100 Million Fortune Scratch & Win.

Once Bengert returned home that afternoon, she sat down to scratch the ticket and revealed the $1 million top prize. She then started yelling at her roommate to come upstairs and confirm what she was seeing.

“When I saw the matching numbers, I had to blink a few times,” recalls Bengert. “This was a really big surprise.”

After discovering the win, Bengert kept the ticket in her back pocket for safekeeping until she could check it on the Check-A-Ticket self-serve terminal the next day. Just to be sure, she checked it twice.

“I still can’t believe I won,” exclaims Bengert. “I will be buying a house in Salmo with this win.”

Bengert said she has been buying Scratch & Win tickets for years, but this is definitely the largest prize she has ever won.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Trail Waneta Plaza lottery kiosk.

The overall odds to win a prize on the $100 Million Fortune are 1:3. Odds of winning $1 million are 1:1,217,000.