Scratch-off lottery ticket found to be big winner after months in a drawer

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July 15 (UPI) -- A Saskatchewan woman said a scratch-off lottery ticket she had intended to give as a Christmas gift instead ended up misplaced for several months before she discovered it was a nearly $750,000 winner.

Marion Bueckert told Sask Lotteries officials the Western Millions Zing ticket was one of several tickets in a Zing Player's Choice Mega Pack that she bought from Sobey's Liquor in Moose Jaw in December.


Bueckert said she had intended to give the pack of scratch-off tickets away as a Christmas gift, but it was misplaced and forgotten in a drawer until May.

Bueckert ended up scratching off a prize worth $740,000.

"When I realized, my hands started shaking," the winner recalled.

She said the winnings will go toward helping her children and providing a safety cushion for her husband's farm.

"You know, it's just that...we can relax now," she said. "Now we don't have to worry if there's a crop failure."

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