The elderly victim of a lottery scam based out of B.C. is getting some of her money back.
The 91-year-old woman from California, whose name hasn’t been released, was tricked into giving away her savings.
She was told she’d won more than $7 million in a lottery, but needed to wire money to a bank in Canada before she could collect the prize.
B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Office has now written her a cheque for more than $70,000.
The money was recovered from the sale of a commercial building on Kingsway being used by an international fraud ring in Vancouver.
The scam was exposed in April 2012.