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Vernon man wins $500,000 after purchasing lucky ticket

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Vernon's Roy Tiller wins $500,000 playing a Classic Gold scratch and win ticket.
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A Vernon man is all smiles.

Retiree Roy Tiller treated himself to a Classic Gold scratch and win ticket May 9 as a birthday gift and he was stunned when it turned out to be the best gift he’d ever given himself. He discovered he was a $500,000 winner while visiting his wife in the hospital.

“As I was scratching I asked her how many lines I needed to win,” he said.

“Then I told her I had 500,000 three times. When she started to cry, I knew it was good.”

Tiller called some friends who couldn’t believe his luck. and he took the winning ticket over to show them as they made him a birthday dinner to celebrate.

“I also called my daughter who didn’t believe me at first. But once it sunk in she was very happy for us,” he said.

“This is a birthday to remember!”

Tiller plans to use his winnings to buy a new boat and trade up his RV.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on 27th Street.

 

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