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

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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.

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"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.

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"This will help me do even more," she said.