No joke, Ramara woman wins $75k in lottery

When Sandra Kaspar learned she had won on a Lotto 6/49 ticket, she was in shock.

“I scanned it using the ticket checker and started shaking when I saw the amount come up,” the Ramara resident said. “I ran out to my car, called my husband then ran back into the store to check the ticket again. I was in disbelief.”

Kaspar checks her tickets where she buys them — at the Rama General Store on Rama Road in Ramara.

But at first, her husband didn’t believe her.

“At first my husband thought I was joking with him! He quickly realized I was serious and was so happy for me.”

Kaspar, 59, won second prize in the Aug. 7 draw, earning $75,791.20.

She’s played the same numbers for the last two years.

“I replay the numbers each week and the numbers are made up of my birthday, my husband’s birthday and our wedding date.”

The mother of 10 also said her adult children have teased her when she bought lottery tickets.

“My daughter would tease me, but I told her, ‘If you don’t buy a ticket you can’t win.’ Guess who is going to start by lottery tickets now?”

She plans to top off her retirement fund and share what’s left with her children.