KAMLOOPS, B.C. â€” A British Columbia family's difficult summer has been relieved by an unexpected lottery windfall.
Sarah Ross of Lumby, B.C., won $1 million in Saturday's Lotto 6/49 draw, months after her family lost their home to a fire in June.
B.C. mother Sarah Ross won $1 million on Saturday after her family lost their home in a fire months ago. (Photo: BCLC)
The 33-year-old mother of two says her family has had a challenging few months, but was supported by great friends and relatives.
She says to win the lottery now is amazing.
â€śThe first things I bought after winning Lotto 6/49 were stuffed animals for my kids,â€ť Ross told the B.C. Lottery Corporation. â€śThis is exciting because when the time comes we can help them with university!â€ť
Ross and her husband both plan to keep their jobs, but she says there may be some travel in their future.
With files from Emma Paling