LYN – Talk about a great birthday gift!
Brian Hackett of Lyn got two scratch tickets from his wife for his birthday.
He won $5 on one ticket so he decided to buy two more Instant More Lucky Lines.
“I didn’t even realize that I won,” Hackett said after scratching both tickets. “I took the tickets back into the store and scanned them in the ticket checker. That’s when I saw ‘Big Winner – $75,000’. I had to scan the ticket again and I saw the same thing but I couldn’t believe it! It wasn’t until the retailer validated it that I knew it was true,” he said.
With retirement two years away, Brian is planning to invest his windfall.
“This money will be our nest egg. I don’t have a pension so this has come along at the perfect time,” he said.
He also plans to pay off his truck, get his wife a new car and take a winter vacation to the Dominican Republic.
The winning ticket was sold at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Stewart Boulevard in Brockville.