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An Answer to My Prayers’: Coquitlam Daily Grand Lottery Winner


A family trip and a new home are planned for B.C.’s latest lottery winner. Coquitlam’s Gladys Ortiz matched five out of five numbers on the Daily Grand Draw held February 11, 2019 to win $25,000 a year for life. Ortiz had the option to choose the annual payment, or a lump-sum cheque worth $500,000. She chose the latter to start turning dreams into reality right away.

“This means a lot,” Ortiz said. “We’ve had a tough time over the past couple of years, and this is an answer to my prayers. I cannot describe what this means to me.”

Ortiz has continued to play the Daily Grand – her favourite lottery – because she loves the idea of winning $1,000 a day for life – however, she’s also more than happy to accept its secondary prize of $25,000 a year for life.

“I was at Lougheed Mall and the clerk scanned my ticket and he said ‘You’re a big winner! You’re a big winner!’ I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “It’s such a fantastic feeling. My first thought was that I need to talk to my family immediately.”

Now that the dust has settled and the excitement has abated somewhat, Ortiz has a few plans for her new-found wealth.

“I would love to take my son to Israel,” she said. “After that we will start looking for a new house. But for now, a celebration dinner with my family.”

Say ‘Yes’ to the Extra for the chance to win up to $500,000. Extra is available with Daily Grand, Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max, and BC/49 at any BCLC lottery retailer or at Players can now check their lottery tickets anytime, anywhere on iOS or Android devices. Learn more about the BCLC Lotto! App here.

Did you know that B.C. lottery players redeemed nearly $15 million in prize winning Daily Grand tickets in 2018? Anyone can win, and #youcouldbenext! Watch some amazing lottery winner stories at

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