In a spur of the moment decision, William Goligher purchased a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket which scored him the game’s top prize of $675,000.
“I was at home sitting at the kitchen table,” recalled Goligher, of the moment he realized he won. “I thought I’d scratch some tickets. I was just numb.”
The Surrey resident waited a few days to let the news sink in, before visiting a retailer to double check he really won. “[My wife] came with me to the retailer because she wanted to see for herself!”
Goligher plans to help his family and celebrate with a nice dinner but is otherwise taking his time to decide what’s next. “Whatever we feel like doing, we’ll do it!”
Even after visiting BCLC’s Vancouver office to claim his life-changing prize, Goligher was still in shock.
“This still has not sunk in to be honest.”
Goligher purchased the winning ticket at the Real Canadian Superstore on King George Highway and 76 Avenue in Surrey.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $5 million in Set for Life prizes.
Players can purchase tickets at lottery retailers or at PlayNow.com. Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere using the BCLC Lotto! App.
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