Dawson Creek Woman to Treat Family to a Hawaiian Vacation after $500K Daily Grand Win

October 04, 2022

Dawson Creek Winner

Judy McConnell’s family will soon be relaxing beachside in Hawaii as McConnell plans to surprise her loved ones with a holiday after winning a $500,000 bonus prize from the August 29, 2022 Daily Grand draw.

The Dawson Creek resident was at the Dawson Co-op Bar on 8th Street when she discovered her win after purchasing and checking the ticket there with the retailer.

“It said the ticket was a winner when the clerk checked it,” she recalled. “I had to call my husband to tell him… I was in disbelief!”

Her husband was also in disbelief of her win.

“He didn’t believe me and said, ‘Really?!’”

McConnell is a local business owner and loves what she does for a living. Aside from taking her family on vacation, she looks forward to continuing to enjoy life, just a little more comfortably now thanks to her prize.

On how it feels to win a prize of this size?

“It’s exhilarating… I feel nervous, lost and all kinds of words. Oh my goodness it’s exciting,” she exclaimed.

So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $6 million in winnings from Daily Grand. Daily Grand is a nationwide lottery game drawn on Mondays and Thursdays after 7:30 p.m. (PST), with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere using the BCLC Lotto! App.

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