Merritt Man Paddles Away with $200K-Keno Win

August 18, 2021

Merritt Winner

Arnold Gray plans to paddle his way to lakeside living on a new paddleboard after finding out he scored $200,000 from a Keno draw on June 14, 2021.

His first reaction upon finding out he won? “Laughs,” he said. “I was running around the house like a 12-year-old kid!”

Gray purchased the ticket from Canco in Merritt and checked his ticket on the BCLC Lotto! app.

The Merritt resident couldn’t wait to tell his family that he won. “They couldn’t believe it — they thought I was kidding!”

In addition to a new paddleboard, Gray plans to purchase a few things for his kids with part of his prize, along with a down payment on a lake property.