“I Kept Looking Left and Right to Count the Zeros!”: Burnaby Man Can’t Believe his Eyes After Scoring $100K Scratch & Win Ticket

May 17, 2021

Burnaby Winner

Almir Omerovic couldn’t believe his eyes upon realizing he scored the $100,000 top prize from a 15X Multiplier Scratch & Win ticket. 

The Burnaby resident purchased the ticket on a whim from My Convenience Store on West Hastings Street in Vancouver and says he typically enjoys crossword Scratch & Win tickets. He was still in the store when he scratched his ticket. 

“I could not believe my eyes…I kept looking left and right to count the zeros,” he exclaimed. “I was in shock, I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing and that I had won a big prize!”

Omerovic shared the news with his family, and it celebrated his big win over a dinner out. 

“I already count myself as blessed because of my family, now this just adds to it,” he said. 

Omerovic plans to use his prize to purchase a condo and says he is “so excited”. 

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