Vancouver Resident’s Wife in Disbelief Over $675,000 Set for Life Win

February 27, 2024


Firouz Nematyfar was met with skepticism from his wife when he called her at work after learning he won Set for Life’s top prize of $675,000.

“I called my wife at work,” recalled Nematyfar. “She said, ‘You are crazy!’ She does not believe it until she sees the cheque.” 

The Vancouver resident purchased and validated his ticket at the Shell station on 41st Avenue and Knight Street in Vancouver. “I scratched three cash symbols and could not believe it. I went to check the ticket and went to the staff member who told me I won!” 

Nematyfar plans to travel and complete some renovations on his home. 

When asked how it feels to win? 

“I am happy and thankful. This will be a relief for retirement.” 

In 2023, B.C. lottery players redeemed more than $11 million in Set for Life prizes. 

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