Amazon Cruise Tops List for Richmond Man After $675,000 Win


Portrait of winner

Leo Sat says he’s always wanted to take a cruise down the Amazon River and, thanks to winning $675,000 from a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket, that dream will become a reality once it’s safe to travel.

Sat was with him his mom at home watching TV when he realized he’d won. The Scratch & Win ticket was on the kitchen table, and she was the first to notice three identical cash symbols.

“My mom said, ‘Leo, I think you won!’” Sat recalled of the extraordinary evening. “I looked at the ticket and said, ‘Oh, it looks good!’”

The Richmond resident and postal worker purchased his ticket at a lottery kiosk at the Richmond Centre Mall. He has no plans to retire anytime soon after winning the game’s top prize, but admits he will likely retire a few years earlier than expected.

“I feel very blessed and very happy,” he said.

Since he can’t cruise quite yet, Sat will celebrate by taking his mom out to dinner. Once it’s safe to do so, he says he will not only book a cruise down the Amazon, he’ll book one for her to Alaska.

“I would love to take her.”

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