A woman from Steinbach had a winning lottery ticket worth nearly half a million dollars.

Carol Corfe says she is now considering a trip south after taking home an astounding $497,477.90 on the October 18 LOTTO MAX draw.

Corfe purchased her ticket from 1st Choice Convenience in Steinbach on the evening of October 15th. She won by matching six of the seven winning numbers and the bonus number on one selection.

A few days after the draw, Corfe scanned her ticket and says she could not believe what she was seeing.

"I was in disbelief," she says. "It feels awesome."

The happy winner says she has one idea for her windfall.

"I'd like to take my mom on vacation in Mexico," she says.