B.C. man wins $100K on birthday gift scratch ticket

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Jesse Tanner is another year older, wiser, and, to his surprise, richer.

The Kelowna resident won a $100,000 jackpot from a scratch-and-win ticket that he received as a birthday present.

“Some of the tickets were $20 even. And (I thought) that’s the only one that I won on, and then we found (the) winning ticket,” Tanner said.

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Tanner said he checked the ticket maybe two or three times to make sure he’d won, then turned around and told his family and co-workers that he won.

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“My family was pretty pumped and gave me high fives,” he said.

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Tanner plans to use some of his winnings toward a down payment for a new home and describes winning as “overwhelming.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Petro Canada gas station on Horton Road in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.

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