Michelle De Roma was boxing day shopping at South Delta when she decided to pick up a lotto Max ticket.
Thanks to this decision, she can now afford to go for a much larger shopping spree.
On Friday afternoon, the expense of US $ 39.5 million was posted at the BIQ. Lottery Corporation Office in Vancouver.
"It's my husband's birthday, so it's the perfect gift for him," she said. "My husband is the number one love of my life."
The Roma, a mother of three lives in Surrey, plans to spend some of her winnings on a new house for her family. She's planning a dream vacation too.
"I really want to go to Rome," she said. "My uncle's Basilica with my mother in law."
She also wants to invest some of the money in real estate. Once the Rome found out she had matched all seven numbers, she put the winning ticket in a certain place.
"I put it in an envelope and put it with other documents," she said. "Important documents! And I already signed it!"