“Is This for Real?”: Nanaimo Resident Wins $500,000 from Daily Grand

August 29, 2023


Barbara Wunderlick was stunned in the middle of the grocery store after learning she won $500,000 from the June 26, 2023 Daily Grand draw.

“I scoffed and said, ‘is this for real?’” recalled Wunderlick, after checking her ticket at a self-scanner in the Real Canadian Superstore in Nanaimo. “It was a shock to see the machine [stall] and have people celebrate around you!” 

The Nanaimo resident — who enjoys bowling, hiking and spending time with her grandkids — was most excited to share the news of her win with her partner. 

Apart from helping her family, Wunderlick plans to enjoy more lobster and steak dinners, purchase a vehicle and take her family on nice trip.

On how it feels to win? 

“It’s amazing and I am still in shock. It will help make life easier.”

The winning ticket was purchased at the Quality Foods on Turner Road in Nanaimo. 

So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $13 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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