A Winnipeg man thought he had won $10,000 on a scratch lottery ticket, but little did he know what would be in store for him.
“I scratched it at home, and saw I had a ‘spin win,’” said Albert Paupanakis of his recent win. “I took the ticket back to another store to check it — the clerk said I’d won $10,000, but I saw that the slip also said I won a Big Spin.”
Paupanakis also won the chance to spin for another top prize of $500,000 at a Big Spin event. He ended up landing on $175,000.
“I was happy with $10,000; I couldn’t believe when I found out how much more I could win!” he added.
The winning ZING ticket was purchased at the Gladstone Co-op store while Paupanakis was travelling through Gladstone.
He plans on using his winnings to fulfill his dream of becoming a homeowner.
“I’ve never had the opportunity to buy a home,” he said. “This changes my life.”