Garnet Smith is reveling in his decision to add ‘All In’ to his Poker Lotto ticket on February 14. Thanks to that additional $1 purchase, he saw his win prize jump from $10,000 to $117,936.60.
“I like to add ‘All In’ when the jackpot is high, but I didn’t realize that I won it at first,” he said. “I saw I had a good hand and thought I won something good.
“When I realized I won, I thought, ‘Wow! It really pays to go ‘All In’!”
The Clavet resident purchased his $3 Poker Lotto ‘All In’ ticket at Preston Crossing Sobeys, located at 1739 Preston Avenue North in Saskatoon. His hand formed a Royal Flush, winning $10,000 plus the $107,936.60 ‘All In’ jackpot.
The happy winner said he has a few plans for his winnings.
“I’m going to pay off my mortgage and buy a new camper,” he said.
The winner said he also plans to use his windfall to help his family.
Saskatchewan Lotteries is the fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture, recreation and community groups.