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Salmo resident thought $50K Scratch & Win Prize was a mistake

After winning $50K playing a Scratch & Win ticket, Jonna Madsen said it really hasn’t sunk in yet.

Salmo resident Jonna Madsen had one of those surprises she thought was too good to be true.

Madsen, playing a Scratch & Win ticket,  was convinced her win was too good to be true after scratching her Chinese Checkers ticket before realizing she scored the game’s top prize of $50,000.

“It doesn’t seem real,” a beaming Madsen told the B.C. Loteries Corporation. “I’m waiting for someone to tell me it’s a big mistake.”

The Salmo resident purchased and checked the ticket at the Salmo Esso on Railway Avenue.

“One of the clerks ran it through her machine and confirmed the win," Madsen explained, "(but) it really hasn’t sunk in yet.”

Madsen has plans to purchase a used car with her prize and will put the rest away to visit family in Europe once it’s safe to do so.