Snow Place Like Home: Surrey Resident to Purchase a House After $250K Daily Grand Win

January 05, 2023


Getting stuck at work during last month’s snowstorm had a silver lining for Palwinder Sidhu, who discovered he scored a Daily Grand prize worth $250,000 from the December 19, 2022 draw.

“I didn’t believe it,” he recalled of the moment he discovered his win. “I thought it was $250 or $25,000 and then realized it was a lot more than that!”

The Surrey resident — who purchased his ticket on B.C.’s only legal gambling website, — couldn’t wait to share the news with his partner. 

“My wife was so excited! She didn’t believe it at first and then I showed her some screenshots of my PlayNow account.” 

Sidhu plans to use his win in a “positive manner” and looks forward to making a few dreams come true, thanks to his prize — including purchasing a home and starting a business. 

Sidhu said it feels “exciting” and “amazing” to be a lottery winner.

In 2022, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $9.5 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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