Cowichan Bay’s Sandy Newell and her husband are poised to hit the open water after she scratched her way to a $675,000 prize on a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket.
“My husband buys me (Set for Life) tickets for all occasions and this particular one was for my birthday,” said Newell.
“I called my husband over because I thought I was seeing things. He was so excited.”
Newell said she’s been playing Set for Life since it came out, adding that she enjoys giving them as a gift for her friends.
“It’s the gift of a dream,” explained Newell.
Born in Vancouver, Newell says she would love to do a river cruise and surprise her three sisters with a trip.
“We’re very blessed,” said Newell.
“Overwhelmed definitely. It still hasn’t sunken in!”
Newell’s big win is the second $675,000 prize in the Cowichan area in three weeks, after Duncan’s Ken Motherwell also scratched a top prize in Set for Life.