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Slocan Park man hits Scratch & Win Jackpot

Michael Kooznetsoff of Slocan Park won $100,000 Luxury Crossword XIII Scratch & Win. — BC Lottery photo

A Slocan Park man received the thrill of a lifetime when he went to cash in his Luxury Crossword XIII Scratch & Win ticket recently at the Slocan Valley Co-op.

Michael Kooznetsoff said machine wasn’t the only thing that froze.

“I couldn’t believe it – I started shaking and almost dropped to my knees,” Kooznetsoff said in a BC Lottery media release.

The excitement continued when Kooznetsoff got home after realizing he’d won $100,000 — his wife had an equally euphoric reaction.

“She ran for her glasses, so she could see the ticket, and then we both started crying and jumping up and down,” Kooznetsoff recalled.

As for how the family plans to celebrate, during his visit to BCLC’s Kamloops office to claim his prize on February 7, 2020, he told BCLC staff that the top of his list is throwing his son’s hockey team a pizza party at an upcoming Kamloops tournament, complete with Booster Juice gift card for each player. “

It is still unreal,” he said.