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North Okanagan dad shocked after winning $100,000

David Strohm of Armstrong said he was shocked to learn he’d won $100,000 from the Lotto 6/49 draw on April 27. B.C. Lottery Corporation

A North Okanagan resident is $100,000 richer, thanks to a lucky lottery ticket.

David Strohm says a trip to the mall with his daughters paid off in a big way after deciding to check a lottery ticket he had earlier purchased.

And upon doing so, Strohm said he was shocked to learn he’d won a $100,000 guaranteed prize from the Lotto 6/49 draw on April 27.

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“My (lottery) tickets usually sit in my wallet for a while, and since I had the opportunity to I decided to check them,” said Strohm.

“When I got to the ticket that showed $100,000, I didn’t know what to do.”

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Strohm purchased the ticket at the Super Store in Vernon.

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The Armstrong resident says he couldn’t wait to show his daughters, but stumbled to find the winning ticket when they met back up.

“When I went to scan the ticket, I actually scanned a different one … my daughters had no idea what I was showing them,” he said.

On how it feels to win, Strohm says it hasn’t quite sunk in yet and that it still feels surreal.

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