Abbotsford woman celebrates $1 million win

New millionaire plans to pay off mortgage after buying lottery ticket .

Siriphone Johnson won the million-dollar Maxmillions prize on Feb. 10

Siriphone Johnson won the million-dollar Maxmillions prize on Feb. 10

An Abbotsford woman who won $1 million in February said she plans to use the money to pay her mortgage.

Siriphone Johnson won the million-dollar Maxmillions prize on Feb. 10, 2017.

“We’re going to use some of the money to pay our mortgage,” said Johnson in a news release. “And it’ll be wonderful knowing our children will have a good college fund when they grow up!”

Despite looking ahead, Johnson did find ways to celebrate in the here and now.

“We took our kids to the toy store to splurge,” smiled Johnson. “We also did some shopping on Robson Street.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Lottery Ticket Centre in Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford.