Inuvik woman wins $100K, says she’ll use it ‘to help people’

An Inuvik woman who won $100,000 on a lottery scratch ticket says she’ll use the money to help others.

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation announced the win in a news release on Friday afternoon.

Georgina Firth initially thought she had won a far smaller amount with her Crossword Multiplier Zing ticket, bought at Inuvik’s RX Drug Mart.


“I scratched my ticket and thought I won $1,000,” Firth told the lottery corporation.

“I was happy to win that, so I took the ticket to the store to make sure it was a winner.

“I was shocked when I scanned it and saw that I won $100,000. I didn’t know what to say or do. I was shivering and having a hard time standing.”

Firth said she wants visit her son in Whitehorse and also “help people” with the money from her win.

“This will help me do even more,” she said.