Gregory Vaal was gifted a mug full of chocolate from a generous colleague, but the sweetest part was the Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket tucked inside worth a whopping $100,000.
“I was working the night shift when my co-worker gave everyone a mug filled with chocolate and a lottery ticket,” he recalled. “I decided to scratch it at 3 a.m. with my colleague and he told me I won so I scanned it on the Lotto! app.”
Naturally, Vaal shared the exciting news with his co-workers also working the night shift, who were very excited for him.
The Kamloops resident volunteers and wants to give a portion of his prize to a few charitable organizations. He plans to also put some away for his children’s post-secondary future.
“I’ve given to various charities and helped out with many crises throughout the world,” he said. “I feel like this is a gift coming back to us. It’s quite remarkable.”
Vaal’s ticket was purchased at Real Canadian Superstore on Columbia Street West.