Alan Parfett was taken aback upon realizing he scored the top prize of $100,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Grand Scratch & Win game.
“I hadn’t finished scratching the card yet and when I scanned it on my phone I thought, ’that can’t be right,’” he recalled. “I had to check it again and again!”
The Victoria resident first shared the good news with his neighbour.
“He said, ‘Fantastic! Congratulations,’” explained Parfett of his neighbour’s reaction.
To celebrate, Parfett said he will “take a very special lady for dinner” and looks forward to the financial cushion this win will provide for him.
Parfett noted that he continues to dream of what he would do if he won a big jackpot prize and said he would “purchase an island as well as donate a big chunk of the win” if that dream came true.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Save-On-Foods on Pandora Avenue in Victoria.