A Courtenay couple is excited to go out and explore the east coast of the country after winning $500,000 lotto prize.
Patsy and Robert McNeilly won the prize after Patsy asked her son to scan the lotto ticket while at the Driftwood Mall.
“I was inside the Driftwood Mall and asked my son to scan the ticket because my eyesight was bad,” said Patsy.
“He told me that I won $500,000 and I said ‘yeah right.’ The retailer confirmed the amount and tears were coming down, I just did not believe it.”
Her husband Robert added that it “took a while to settle in” as it didn’t click immediately.
Aside from visiting their grandchildren in the Okanagan, the Courtenay residents are excited to explore the east coast and Ottawa. They also plan on paying off their mortgage and invest for retirement.