Richmond woman wins PNE prize home lottery

Marnie Odette has won the PNE Prize Home lottery. Odette, 39, works as an equity trader in downtown Vancouver and lives in Richmond.

But the 3,000-square foot home – currently on display at the Pacific National Exhibition – will be moved shortly to a lot in Sun Peaks, a five-hour drive away.

She said she was sitting at home when Mike McDaniel, PNE president, phoned to tell her she won.

“For a second I thought it was a prank call,” she said. She is still deciding what to do with the million-dollar home.

“I’m very excited, very overwhelmed. It hasn’t really hit yet,” she said by phone from her new digs. The winning ticket was drawn at the PNE grounds Thursday night.

“I’ve made no decisions about what I’m going to do yet.”

She said the mansion, designed as a glamorous ski chalet by former Bachelorette Jillian Harris, already “feels like home.”

“The open kitchen is great, the master bathroom is amazing, beautiful tub.”

No move-in date has been set, as the house will need to be transported from its temporary location.