Abbotsford resident Nikolaus Hamma won $100,000 on a Crossword scratch & win ticket recently. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford resident Nikolaus Hamma won $100,000 on a Crossword scratch & win ticket recently. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford man has girlfriend to thank for $100,000 lottery win

She told him to play Crossword scratch & win ticket to help his spelling

An Abbotsford man has his girlfriend to thank after winning $100,000 on a scratch and win ticket.

Nikolaus Hamma won $100,000 on a Luxury Crossword scratch & win ticket and he credits his girlfriend as the reason he purchased the ticket.

“I have always played scratch & win tickets and my girlfriend told me to play Crossword to help with my spelling,” he said.

Hamma purchased the winning ticket from the McCallum Road Town Pantry and was at home when he realized he was a winner.

“At first I thought I had won $5,000. I asked my girlfriend ‘wouldn’t it be nice if I won $100,000?’ When I checked the ticket again I had actually won the top prize! I couldn’t believe it!”

Hamma hopes to use some of his winnings to take his dream vacation to Europe once it is safe to do so.