A housing upgrade and some family fun in the sun are top priorities for Surrey resident Victor Raghwan, thanks to his Daily Grand win of $25,000 a year for life.
After scanning his ticket at the Panorama Shell station where he purchased his ticket along with some gas, Raghwan was surprised to read the self-checker message. In a daze, he went up to the clerk at the front counter who immediately called BCLC to verify the win.
“I was most excited to share the news with my wife,” he laughed. “I called her up and said we won a significant amount of money and she was ecstatic. It was incredible, just amazing!”
Raghwan matched 5 out of 5 numbers to win one of the Bonus Draw prizes on the April 4, 2019 Daily Grand draw. He had the option to choose $25,000 a year for life, or a lump sum of $500,000. He chose the latter to start enjoying his full prize immediately.
Raghwan, who purchases lottery tickets as part of his weekly routine, says his win will allow for more choices and opportunities for him and his family. “I’ve always dreamt about securing a future for my family,” he said, smiling. “This changes a lot - the direction of my family’s future. It frees us up to travel and buy a townhouse. My son will also get spoiled!”
Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.
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