Edward Mereniuk couldn’t believe his eyes when he scratched his $100 ULTIMATE instant ticket and discovered he had won $100,000. 

He checked his ticket by scanning it using the Lotto Spot! App on June 7. The excited winner scanned it an additional four times just to make sure of what he was seeing, and before claiming his prize he brought his ticket to the local store, where he had it validated by the cashier on July 19. 

“I had to look at it again and said, ‘that’s nice,’” Mereniuk recalled as he claimed his prize. 

The Sundre resident was passing though Pincher Creek when he purchased his winning ticket from the Pincher Creek Co-Op at 1300 Hewetson on June 1. 

Mereniuk has a few plans for his recent windfall; “Put it into a term deposit and maybe take a trip.” 

“It feels good,” he added.