‘A couple thousand’ turns into significantly more for Petrolia man

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Jason Hodgins of Petrolia thought he'd won a couple thousand dollars...it was significantly more. Submitted Photo

Jason Hodgins thought he’d won a “couple thousand” bucks playing Encore.

It was a little more than a couple.

The 44 year-old Petrolia man was shocked to find he’d won $100,000. He checked his ticket with his wife, whom he says “was more excited than I was.”

Hodgins and his wife are expecting their second child so some of the cash will go to buy a new crib. “I’ll treat myself to a metal detector and my son to a Nintendo Switch.”

“It’s still unbelievable and surreal. It’s so nice to see my bank balance jump up,” says the skilled tradesman.