It was a typical day at work for Luis Libradilla – that is, until he found out he won $25,000 a year for life from the August 18, 2022, Daily Grand Draw.
“I was at work, so I called my wife to let her know but she wasn’t picking up at first,” Libradilla recalled of the moment he found out he won while checking his ticket on the BCLC Lotto! App. “She thought I was pulling her leg.”
He uses his family’s ages and birthdays for his Daily Grand number selections and opted for the lump sum cash payment of $500,000.
Libradilla is planning to pay off his mortgage and help his daughter with her student loans. He also wants to travel to Australia and Hawaii and hopes to visit his family in the Philippines.
On how it feels to win?
“It felt like I was dreaming. I had to check again to see if it’s the right number. It’s real!”
The Surrey resident purchased his ticket in North Vancouver at the Shefield & Sons in Capilano Mall.
So far in 2022, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $4.7 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.
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