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Castlegar Man Lands $150,000 Scratch & Win Prize

Clarence Wilke

It was a happy mistake for Clarence Wilkie’s wife, who mistook his $150,000 win from a Crossword Extreme Scratch & Win ticket for just $150.

The Castlegar resident purchased the ticket from Pharmasave on 3rd Street and was at home when he found out the news.

“I was happy and shocked. I handed the ticket to my wife and asked her to scan it,” he recalled. “At first she looked and said, ‘It’s $150’ and didn’t think it was a big deal… so I told her to look for the other zeros! She was shocked when she saw the actual amount.”

Once the win sunk in, Wilkie and his wife celebrated by treating themselves to a dinner out.

Wilkie plans to put his prize towards a trip to Reno with his wife and will also purchase some new home furniture.