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Langley Set for Life winner to share his win


Joseph Breland won $15 playing the lottery on his birthday and decided to use that money to buy more tickets. That decision paid off as he is now a $675,000 Set for Life grand prize winner.

“I honestly felt bewildered,” laughed Breland. “I haven’t slept very much since winning. I still can’t believe it!”

Breland has been playing the lottery for 30-years and this is the first time he’s won a big prize.

“I have been buying lottery tickets since Expo ’86, and I can’t believe I’ve finally won big,” smiled Breland.

Breland plans on sharing his windfall now that he’s “Set for Life.”

“I’ll share the money with my family, and I’ve picked out charities to donate to,” said Breland.

The winning ticket was bought at the Walnut Grove Town Pantry in Langley.

Every time a lottery ticket is purchased in B.C., it funds programs across the province. Learn more here. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit

Set for Life is the Scratch & Win game that offers players the chance to win a top prize of $1,000 a week for 25 years.

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