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November 22, 2021

Atlantic Canada’s largest Scratch’N Win prize ever awarded to P.E.I. couple

CHARLOTTETOWN (P.E.I.) – Susan Behi and Mehdi Shahsavari of Charlottetown, P.E.I. have won the largest Scratch’N Win prize in Atlantic Canada’s history after claiming the top prize on a Triple Million ticket.

Behi said she often plays Scratch’N Win lottery tickets with high hopes, watching closely as she uncovers the games’ winnings numbers. While she always felt that winning the lottery was a real possibility, her $3-million win caught her completely off guard.

Behi said she was in a hurry the day she won, so instead of scratching her ticket with her typical anticipation of seeing the winning numbers, she did so quickly and with no expectations.

“That’s why I was so surprised to actually see it when I looked closer,” Behi said.

The couple’s $3-million prize is the largest Scratch’N Win prize ever awarded in Atlantic Canada. The largest Scratch’N Win prize previously awarded in Atlantic Canada was $2.5 million on the Multi-Millionaire ticket, won by Leisa Coolen of Hubbards, N.S. in 2018.

“Looking at the back of the ticket and seeing the odds really excited me,” Behi said. “If you, out of all those people win a top prize, that is so exciting.”

The couple have not yet decided how to spend their winnings, but said helping out their two adult children will certainly top the list.

“We really appreciate this, it is an additional boost,” Behi said. “Our children will always be a big priority in our lives, and we want to help advance them.”

The winning ticket was sold at Downtown Convenience in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The retailer will receive a one percent seller’s prize.

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Media contact:
Lindsay Meekins
Atlantic Lottery Public Relations Strategist
506-867-5800 ext. 5840
lindsay.meekins@alc.ca

 

Backgrounder: About Triple Million

·       Triple Million (4040) is a national Scratch’N Win game that launched Nov. 27, 2019.

·       Triple Million offers 10 top prizes of $3 million and $250 million in total prizes.

·       One top prize is still available to be won on Triple Million.