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

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.

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