Moberly Lake resident picks up $960K online slots win
Tears and laughter from Carrie Paquette and her family created quite a bit of commotion in the store after she received the life-changing call from BCLC confirming she had won a major slots jackpot of $961,022.85.
The night before, Paquette played the province’s gambling website and received the notification that she had won the game’s progressive jackpot. Thinking it was a technical issue, she played another round and went to bed. When BCLC called her at the store the next day, she hadn’t expected to hear the win was real.
“My stomach dropped!” said Paquette.
“My husband kept shushing me as I was being loud. He didn’t believe it. He thought it was a scam call and he was a little embarrassed.”
Despite her husband’s initial hesitation, he came around, and together they went to find Paquette’s mother and sister in the store to share their excitement. Later, they had a little celebration at home and thought about what might come next.
Some school and some sun, is what's in the cards for Paquette and family with the win.
“With this win, I will be able to go back to school full-time without having to work,” said Paquette. “And I told my family to get their passports so we can go on vacation together!”