Richmond resident wins PNE prize home

Richmond's Marnie Odette checks out her new PNE prize home.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of PNE

Richmond resident Marnie Odette had a one in 119,365 chance of winning it big—and Thursday was her lucky day.

Pacific National Exhibition officials drew the 39-year-old's ticket and awarded her the 2012 PNE prize home.

The annual Vancouver fair's grand prize has a value of $1.3 million. The 3,000-square-foot home—built by Britco Structures with a fully outfitted interior designed by former TV Bachelorette Jillian Harris —will be moved to a mountain site at Sun Peaks Resort.

After her name was drawn on the Global BC News Hour at 6:30 p.m., a surprised Odette was contacted by phone. A limousine was dispatched and it whisked Odette away from her Richmond house to tour her prize. She told reporters she's not yet sure what she'll do with the house.

Prize home winner

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house features a ski-in-ski-out sports room with direct access to the Sun Peaks slopes, multiple fireplaces, 20-foot vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen and walk-in wine cellar.

Outside, the home boasts a hot tub and an outdoor fireplace.

As winner, Odette also receives a $2,500 grocery package from MarketPlace IGA and a year's worth of MiniMaid housecleaning services.

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