Retired Kelowna couple Joe and Sharon Dettling matched all six numbers on the Jan. 22 Lotto 6/49 draw to win $3.17 million.

Kelowna lottery winners hit $3.17 million jackpot

  • Jan. 26, 2011 12:00 p.m.

A retired Kelowna couple are doing their “happy dance” this week.

Joe and Sharon Dettling matched all six numbers on the Jan. 22 Lotto 6/49 draw to win $3.17 Million.

“I was talking to my uncle and he asked me if I had checked my ticket because he heard that someone in Vernon had won the jackpot,” said Joe, 69. “Sharon and I went straight to the computer to check our numbers. We couldn’t believe our eyes.”

“We just stared at each other in complete shock,” added Sharon, 63. “Then we did a ‘happy dance’ and we haven’t stopped!”

The two lucky winners, who enjoy golfing together, say they don’t have any plans for the money just yet.

“We need to let it sink in first,” said Sharon. “But one thing’s for sure— retirement just got a whole lot better!”

The Dettlings purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at Shoppers Drug Mart in Vernon.

A second ticket sold in Quebec is also entitled to half of the $6.34 Million jackpot.

Just Posted

Kelowna’s definitive Christmas market list

We’ve prepared a list of every market in the Central Okanagan

Stuart Park outdoor rink to reopen for winter

The outdoor ice rink is scheduled to be open Dec. 1

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding association sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Creekside Theatre hosts Canadian comedian, Phil Callaway

The Lake Country based theatre will host the fundraiser Nov. 20

Kelowna Art Gallery to show private collection publicly for first time

The Rossi Collection: A circle of Friends can now be seen until January

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

Lower Mainland couple missing in Thompson-Okanagan area

Barriere RCMP received a missing persons report for two senior overdue travellers

Human remains found in South Okanagan vehicle fire

RCMP said the investigation to this point indicates the fire was accidental and not suspicious

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Okanagan trampoline gymnasts impress at World Age Group finals in Russia

Kelowna’s Jordyn Yendley finished fifth, Vernon’s Travis Towers 14th in respective age groups

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

Most Read