Bothwell hairstylist wins $50K on scratch ticket

Brittany Smith of Bothwell (Via OLG)

A 31-year-old hairstylist from Bothwell is $50,000 richer thanks to a scratch ticket that she received as a Christmas gift.

Brittany Smith won the prize on Lucky Lines, a scratch ticket that was part of a scratch ticket gift pack given to her by her father-in-law.

According to Smith, her father-in-law has been buying her tickets for Christmas for the past eight years.

“When I scanned the ticket using the OLG App and saw the prize amount, my husband and I looked at each other in disbelief then I called my in-laws right away,” she said.

As a self-employed hairstylist, Smith said her business has been deeply affected by the pandemic.

“I have a young family and I want to take some of this money to spoil ourselves and our kids,” she said. “I want to add some joy and celebration into the ongoing pandemic experience our family has had.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Inwood Grocery and Variety in Inwood.

The scratch ticket gift pack is sold for $10 with a top prize of $50,000. The odds of winning are 1 in 3.08.