A trip to Cherry Lane Mall did wonders for one Penticton man this week.
Mukhtar Arifov is $100,000 richer after purchasing and eventually winning a BCLC scratch ticket.
The Penticton resident found out he won at the same place where he purchased the ticket — at the mall on Main Street.
It took Arifov a few extra moments, however, to realize he was actually walking away with $100k.
“I realized I won so I went back and said, ‘I won!’ and asked the cashier to check it,” he recalled.
And as of now, there’s no doubt about what he wants to use the money for.
“This will be a very big change,” he said. “I am now able to buy a vehicle and a better place.”