Keremeos Chef to Dine Around the World After Set for Life Win

August 20, 2021

Steven Bartkowski, Set for Life, $500,000

Steven Bartkowski was a chef for many years, and says he’s always wanted to be the one being served. He now has that opportunity after his Set for Life ticket netted him $675,000. 

“I’d love to travel to Hawaii, Fiji, and Costa Rica,” says Bartkowski. “While I’m at these places, I want to enjoy all different types of good food!”

Fittingly, Bartkowski was sitting in his kitchen when he scratched his ticket and found out he won. 

“I was most excited to tell my friend and he was overwhelmed and happy for me. I phoned my family as well and they were shocked and happy.”

Bartkowski, who has called Keremeos home for the last seven years and purchased his winning ticket at Pharmasave, says his prize winnings will also go towards buying a home which will allow him to “relax a little bit” and make life more enjoyable. 

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