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'I was shaking': Coquitlam woman wins $1M on wedding anniversary

Khalida Noori and her husband have plans to buy a house for their family with the big payday.
Coquitlam resident Khalida Noori won $1 million off a scratch-and-win ticket on her wedding anniversary.

It's the anniversary gift we all wish would come true.

Khalida Noori is set to fulfill a dream of buying a house for her family after recently becoming B.C.'s newest millionaire on the 2023 date marking hers and husband's wedding anniversary.

The Coquitlam resident earned the $1-million payday after scratching a $10 Jackpot Multiplier ticket she purchased in Burnaby.

She said she remained in shock from calling her husband to the moment they claimed the big cheque at the BC Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) office in Vancouver.

"I'm on top of the world," Noori explained in a news release today (Feb. 14). "My life is completely changed by this win."

Noori said she came home that afternoon before picking up her kids after purchasing a ticket at the Real Canadian Superstore in Metrotown.

"I chose one ticket and scratched it and was in disbelief when I saw I had won, I was shaking!"

According to BCLC, Noori's ticket was validated when she used the Lotto! app.

It was also the top prize of the $10 Jackpot Multiplier game.

BCLC added, in 2022, more than $177 million in prizes were claimed through scratch-and-win tickets across the province.