Ryan Naus stopped by his old neighbourhood haunt while waiting for a friend and bought a Set for Life Scratch & Win ticket on a whim. This ticket ended up landing Naus the game’s top prize of $675,000.
“I had too many people that I appreciate and have helped me out, but [my good friend] Trish was the first person I called,” recalled Naus. “She said ‘no way!’”
Naus is excited to explore Canada’s mountain and beach landscapes, travelling by van. He also plans to help his family and those around him “to enjoy the win together.”
With these big plans Naus has plenty to look forward to, but he described his experience winning in one word: “Unbelievable.”
The Victoria resident purchased and checked his ticket using a self-scanner at Craigflower Foods on Craigflower Road in Victoria.
So far in 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $5 million in Set for Life prizes.
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